Caroline Knox’s collection He Paves the Road with Iron Bars appeared from Verse Press in May 2004, and A Beaker: New and Selected Poems from Verse Press in May 2002. Her previous books are The House Party and To Newfoundland (Georgia 1984, 1989) and Sleepers Wake (Timken 1994).
Currently she is completing her sixth book, Quaker Guns. Her work has appeared in American Scholar, Boston Review, Harvard, Massachusetts Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry (whose Bess Hokin Prize she has won), and Yale Review. Her poems have been in Best American Poetry 1988 and 1994, and on Poetry Daily. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Fund for Poetry, and the Yale/Mellon Visiting Faculty Program. She was the judge for the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America in Spring 2003, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2003-2004. She won the Maurice English Award 2005 for He Paves the Road with Iron Bars.