Angel Band

Corey Coots is a rising star in the snake-handling Sign’s Following Church in the hills of Appalachia, He is supported by his wife, Star, who after his death aspires to become a preacher like her husband. Her world is disrupted again when an autistic student from UK arrives to win her heart as well as […]


Robert P. Arthur and Aphrodite Anagnost are a terrifying pair of gifted verbalist who have pulled off one of the most evocatively written horror novels in decades. The winner of the Chanticleer book prize for a ghost story, Passover chronicles a day and night in the lives of a wealthy rural family that discovers through […]

Music of Leaves

Combining poetry, dance, biographical notes, music and drama, Music of leaves is an intensely beautiful and ultimately heartbreaking look at the life, work, and interior landscape of Vincent Van Gogh. Through the talents of poet/playwright Robert P. Arthur and scholar Bob Kunzinger, Music follows Van Gogh painting by painting from his birth as an artist […]


Robert P. Arthur is one of our finest contemporary poets of the sea and is a principal poetic voice in the capture of the Chesapeake Bay and a way of life that is passing into history. Strokes is a brilliant complement to the famous book of poems, Hymn to the Chesapeake, which became known nationally […]


Phaedra is a post-modern verse treatment of an ancient myth in modern poetry, not a translation or adaptation of another work. It won five Port Folio Awards, including Best Play and was chosen to be performed before the diplomatic corps of Washington, D.C. starring European film star, Ina Gogolova.  Available through Blue Moon Press. Order […]

Fut Gar and the Nature of Evil

Fut is cutting edge material challenging the choreographer and director to merge martial arts forms with modern dance and poetry to fashion a one-of-a-kind choreo poem. Taking a deliberating Western view of Eastern philosophy, the poem serves as a poetic framework for the evolving mental states of a man on woman facing the death of […]

Hymn to the Chesapeake (Expanded Edition)

In stunningly gorgeous and evocative language, Arthur resurrects the almost lost culture and physical presence of the Eastern Shore—it’s fishing villages, crafts, people, language, flora and fauna- with a display of drama and resurrected diction rarely seen in modern poetry. Expanded coffee table book with photographs by internationality celebrated pictorialist Aubray Bodine. Available in paperback […]

Robert Arthur’s Eastern Shore

The book includes 4 one-act plays,  a selection of his award-winning poems, and “Hymn to the Chesapeake,” a play with music. The culture of the Eastern Shore watermen and waterwomen has long been threatened by the erosion of winds off the Chesapeake Bay and a dwindling supply of crabs and “ersters” to be harvested.  These […]

Robert P. Arthur: Selected Works

Internally known for his Hymn to th Chesapeake, Robert P. Arthur is a virtuoso practitioner of a wide of forms that demonstrate an acute feel for beauty and a dramatic sense of place. Here are Arthur’s best poems over a forty year period. Reading it, one wonders if his affinities for byways and love of […]

Master William and the Finman

After the death of his mother, rumored to be a seal (a selkie), during The Golden Age of Piracy, thirteen-year-old William is shipped out of his home in the Orkneys on a privateer, escaping the British. William uses his uncanny sense of direction to navigate through complex channels and sea lanes. A mysterious dark sorcerer […]

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