Robert S. King lives in Athens, Georgia, where he serves on the board of FutureCycle Press and edits the literary journal Good Works Review. He has published poems in hundreds of magazines, including The Kenyon Review, Southern Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Pirene’s Fountain, Midwest Quarterly, California Quarterly, Chariton Review, Negative Capability, The Hollins Critic, Chattahoochee Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Atlanta Review, etc. He has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Diary of the Last Person on Earth (Sybaritic Press, 2014), and Developing a Photograph of God (Glass Lyre Press, 2014).


On Goodreads
Amazon Author Central
Poets & Writers Directory

Editorial Positions

Gray Day,
          Assistant Editor 1976-1979
Ali Baba Press (publisher of Lodestar and Local Storms),
          Co-editor, 1982-1989
University of GA, College of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences,
          Publications Editor, 1988-1998
Whistle Press, Inc. (publisher of Gaia: A Journal of Literary &
          Environmental Arts), Editor-in-Chief, 1993-1999
FutureCycle Press (publisher of FutureCycle Poetry),
     Director, 2007 to 2012
FutureCycle Press,
          anthology series co-editor and board member, 2012-present
Kentucky Review,
          editor-in-chief, 2014-2017
Good Works Review (successor to Kentucky Review),
          editor-in-chief, 2017 to present

Books Published

When Stars Fall Down as Snow, Garland Press, 1976
Dream of the Electric Eel, Wolfsong Publications, 1982
Traveller’s Tale, Whistle Press, Inc., 1998
The Hunted River, Shared Roads Press, 2009,
          1st edition. FutureCycle Press, 2012, 2nd edition.
          Also available in Kindle ebook.
The Gravedigger’s Roots, Shared Roads Press, 2009.
          FutureCycle Press, 2012, 2nd edition.
          Also available in Kindle ebook.
One Man’s Profit, Sweatshoppe Publications, 2013.
Diary of the Last Person on Earth, Sybaritic Press, 2014.
Developing a Photograph of God, Glass Lyre Press, 2014.
Messages from Multiverses, Duck Lake Books, 2020


The Green Hills Literary Lantern (The Hunted River)
Neon (U.K.) out of print issue (The Hunted River)
The Whistling Shade (The Gravedigger’s Roots)
Wild Goose Poetry Review (The Gravedigger’s Roots)
The Perpetual Bird out of print (The Gravedigger’s Roots)
North Carolina Writers’ Network – West (One Man’s Profit)
Wild Goose Poetry Review (One Man’s Profit)
Pirene's Fountain (Developing a Photograph of God)