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Robert P. Arthur is seventy-seven years old and the author of thirty books: fifteen books of poetry, six poem/plays, four plays in poetry, three lyrical novels and a book of short stories in which poetry is used extensively. A collected works of his poetry and two more plays will be published in 2020. He is known for taking poetry to the stage and using it in dramatic and innovative ways.

Thirty-one of his plays in verse, poem/plays, and other plays have been produced.

A typical poem/play, a form which he arguably invented, consists of a series of poems joined together by music, elements of plot, rising action, and dramatic arc. It is designed to be both read as a book of individual poems and produced as a play.

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Robert P. Arthur I am always working on several works at the same time, flitting between one and another as inspiration and mood take me. Currently I am working on a n…moreI am always working on several works at the same time, flitting between one and another as inspiration and mood take me. Currently I am working on a novel almost ready to publish, three books of poems, including my best love poems, a book of short plays, as well as a book of short stories. (less)
Robert P. Arthur Ghosts of Silver Beach Road is a poem/play based on my book of poetry Silver Beach Road. Arguably I invented the term poem/play to describe a stage pl…moreGhosts of Silver Beach Road is a poem/play based on my book of poetry Silver Beach Road. Arguably I invented the term poem/play to describe a stage play script which marries individual poems to music in units that both stand alone and forms a musical play complete with plot, dramatic arc and poetic diction. Other examples of my poem plays are " Hymn to the Chesapeake", "River Country" - co-authored with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, "Vija's War" is a post-modern verse treatment of an ancient myth, not a translation or adaptation of another work. Vija's War is a hauntingly beautiful poem/play which takes place as the Germans and Russians invade Latvia.(less)
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“I had keys, the rustiest of keys, and knew how to use them”
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Stop. Look. And listen.”
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Something I thought was easy”
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