ROBERT B. SHAW is the author of six books of poetry, the latest of which, Aromatics, was co-winner of The Poets’ Prize. For his prose work, Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use, he received the Robert Fitzgerald Award. He recently retired from Mount Holyoke College, where he was the Emily Dickinson Professor of English.
December 23, 2016—Hampshire Gazette:
“Writing primarily in free verse, with the occasional prose poem and sometimes in rhyming meter, Shaw recalls memories like the wonder he felt for his grandfather’s tool collection, the marks his father left on the kitchen chair he used for years, and the feel of crossing a farm field in summer when the heat seems to conjure an ‘uncanny emanation like / a sigh up from the blistering soil’” Read the Review