Drama. Poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor, Robert Peters has written over forty volumes and published throughout his career with both large and small presses. In addition, he has performed many of his pieces in Australia, England, and throughout America. MAD LUDWIG OF BAVARIA includes seven short plays, among them, "The Blood Countess" and "Serial Killer." "These fantasies on cruelty and madness have a sense of historical personality and a cumulative dramatic power . . ."-Jeffrey Lee, American Book Review. Of Peters' previous work, Publisher's Weekly wrote, " his] deeply felt persona poems are poignant, clean, compassionate poetry." M. L. Rosenthal of The New York Times wrote, "This is real poetry, alive and unpretentious." Peters is the author of several other books available at SPD, including WHERE THE BEE SUCKS: WORKERS, DRONES AND QUEENS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY.