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Hymn to the Chesapeake / by Robert P. Arthur ; with photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine.

Arthur, Robert P., (author.).

The Chesapeake region has inspired and nurtured humanity for millennia. Long before the crossing of the Mayflower to this region, native Americans lived in harmony with the bounty of the land and seascape. The Pilgrims sought refuge in the new country when they landed in the marshes of the Chesapeake. Challenged by the thick forests, the climate, disease, the incredibly strong nature, the early settlements nearly died out. Humanity has been drawn to the natural beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake for as long as we can remember. Pirates, settlers, presidents, inventors, artists, poets, writers, musicians, farmers, fishermen, immigrants, people seeking refuge, livelihood, homestead, a way of life, their place. Robert P. Arthur grew up in Melfa, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This poetry/play has been performed nationally and internationally, notably in St. Petersburg, Russia. This special edition of Hymn to the Chesapeake is a full realization of the author's vision. This new edition contains new works conceived over the past twenty years, along with revisions, and numerous additional photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine, whose work inspired much of Arthur's poetry. It is inevitable that the words of arguably the Chesapeake's finest poet should come together with area's finest pictoralist. Bodine "painted" with his camera rather than using conventional photojournalism; he a favored soft focus analogous to Arthur's remembrances and was, likewise, a romantic rather than an objective chronicler. A pictoralist's first concern is to create fine art rather than producing hard-edged photographic records.

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  • ISBN: 9780933316454
  • ISBN: 0933316453
  • Physical Description: 106 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Edition: [Revised edition.].
  • Publisher: Franktown, Va. : Rolling Olive Press, ©2015.

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Dissertation Note:
Arthur, Robert P. -- Wilkes University Creative Writing Program.
Subject: Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) > Poetry.
Genre: Academic theses.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults 811.54 ART Nonfiction (Text) 34318001245253 Adult Area New Checked Out 04/30/2024

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