Robert Knox is a husband, father, freelance writer for the Boston Globe, rabid backyard gardener, and blogger on nature, books, films and other subjects based on the premise that there’s a garden metaphor for everything. His short stories, poems and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary publications. As contributing editor for Verse-Virtual.com, his poems appear on the journal’s site every month, and his chapbook “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty” has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press. His novel on the Plymouth, Mass. origins of the notorious Sacco-Vanzetti case, “Suosso’s Lane,” was recently published by Web-e-Books.com. A story on his father’s life during and after World War II (“Lost”) was excerpted on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website. His satirical, memoir-based story “Marriage” placed in a fiction competition and was published last year in the anthology “An Earthless Melting Pot.” Knox continues to dig around in what he thinks of as “the garden of history” for inspiration.