Robert Earl Price holds the American Film Institute's William Wyler award for screenwriting, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a Cultural Olympics commission for theater. He was a 2012 recipient of a Maryland Individual Artist Award. His play Blue Monk was produced in Johannesburg, South Africa. His eleven full-length plays include an adaptation of Claude Brown's Man Child in the Promised Land and a ritual play, Black Cat Bones For Seven Sons. He has four volumes of poetry: Bloodlines, Blood Elegy, Blues Blood and Wise Blood. His fifth book of poetry "Blood Flow"? will be published in 2020 by Snake Nation Press, Valdosta, GA.