Robert B. Shaw was born in 1947. He is a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He writes frequently on modern and contemporary poetry, for instance on John Donne and George Herbert. He is currently writing a book on the history and use of blank verse.
His poems and articles appear frequently in American and British magazines.
His own books of poems include Below the Surface and Solving for X, which won him the Hollis Summers Poetry Pri