Robert Arthur on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast/Public Access TV Robert Arthur Reads: Hello. This is John Rhodes Open Mic Poetry Podcast/TV Show.
Today we are going to have on a well-known poet of Virginia named Robert Arthur. Robert P. Arthur is the author of twenty books as well as numerous poem/plays, including the award-winning Hymn to the Chesapeake, which was produced in New York and St. Petersburg, Russia. Robert was a finalist as Poet Laureate of Virginia in 2008 and his new book of poetry, Vija's War, is nominated for the Library of Virginia Award. He has won top honors in Virginia both for poetry and fiction for the last two years. Thought to be the finest poet of the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, he has been awarded fourteen grants in the last two years. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Wilkes University in Pa. and the owner of San Francisco Bay Press and the literary journal Lady Jane Miscellany, as well as the Spoken Word Theatre at 40th Street Stage in Norfolk, Virginia. I hope you enjoy this special. Enjoy.