Robert Fasone was born in the Midwood section of Brooklyn,
New York. He attended Public School 99
and graduated from Midwood High School. Robert
received a degree in Liberal Arts at Kingsborough
Community College and
graduated cum laude with a degree in English from Brooklyn College in
His first job had little to do with his degree
in English. He was hired as a collector and then promoted to a
analyst at Security Pacific Bank in New York. He worked for a short time
at the Belding Hemingway
Company as a credit analyst before becoming a
New York City Police Officer. Robert worked as a cop in
primarily in the 1st and 9th Precincts. Robert
and his family moved to South Florida,
where he worked at American Express
Travel Related Services for fourteen years, most recently as their
Compliance Manager in American Express' Ft. Lauderdale offices.
Robert currently resides in
Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and daughter.
Robert’s first published work was his poem, “Enamored Might,” which
was featured in the 1984 edition of the
New Voices in American Poetry anthology. In 1994, he received
Poetry’s Best Award from the Writer’s
and in 1997 won the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Poetry by the National Library of Poetry.
His poem, “The Blood
Spider Again,” was
included in the NLP’s
anthology, Tracing Shadows.
Robert enjoys smoking handmade cigars and dabbles in oils, painting
His debut novel was A Chase After
Wind, which was then followed by Bread Upon