Robert P. Arthur

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Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

An American author, poet, dramatist, and arts critic, he is best known for his 1993 poem-play, Hymn to the Chesapeake. His other works include Appalachian Moons (poem-play) and Crazy Horse in Heaven (novel).

Before Fame

He grew up mostly on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and attended the University of Richmond on an athletic scholarship.

Trivia

He received his creative writing MFA from the University of Arkansas.

Family Life

His first wife was Patricia Waddell. He later married Cherry Owens.

Associated With

His paternal lineage can be traced back to William Bradford, a Plymouth Colony Governor and author of the Mayflower Compact.