Angel Band

Corey Coots is a rising star in the snake-handling Signs 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 the University of Kentucky arrives to win her heart […]

The Front Porch Trilogy

Three one-act plays: half-serious and half comic comedies reflective of life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland in the 1940’s. Inundated with ghosts in hooty owl form, fisherfolk fighting to stay in their homes by the bay, and intrusive memories. “Matins of the Sook,” this much performed play, is considered one of Arthur’s […]


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 […]

Crazy Horse in Heaven

After the conflagration of the third world war breaks the bonds of consensual reality, ten brutal and psychologically damaged men set out on horseback into a wilderness of unexplainable natural phenomena. Crazy Horse in Heaven is a wild and haunting epic of light and dark. Filled with unpredictable philosophical, psychological and physical horror, it delivers […]


Robert P. Arthur and Aphrodite Anagnost are a terrifying pair of gifted verbalists 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

A tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.
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

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 or woman facing the death of […]

Horse Hammock Point

As a sequel to the poem/play, Hymn to the Chesapeake, Robert P. Arthur continues the story of Tommy, Hymn’s protagonist. Tommy’s yearns for the return of his son, lost at sea. The poem/play, like Hymn to the Chesapeake and Strokes, is achingly beautiful and solidifies Arthur as both dramatist and one or most powerful poets […]

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