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Craig Arnold (1967-2009). Courtesy CraigArnold.net.

Craig Arnold (November 16, 1967 - April 27, 2009?) was an American poet and academic.

LifeEdit

Arnold grew up in the United States, Europe and Asia. He earned a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah in 2001.[1]

Arnold taught poetry at the University of Wyoming.[2] His poems have appeared in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 1998 and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets, and in literary journals including Poetry, The Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, New Republic and Yale Review.[3] He was also a musician, and performed as a member of the band Iris.[4]

On April 27, 2009, Arnold went missing on the small volcanic island of Kuchinoerabujima, Japan. He went for a solo hike to explore an active volcano on the island and never returned to the inn where he was staying. While Japanese law mandates government-backed searches for three days, on April 30, 2009, the Japanese government agreed to extend the search an additional three days.[5] Arnold was not found, and the search was then picked up by the international NGO 1st Special Response Group.[6] Craig Arnold's trail was found near a high cliff, and he was presumed to have died from a fatal fall near the date of his disappearance.[7]

RecognitionEdit

His first book of poems, Shells (1999), was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.[8][9] His many subsequent honors include the 2005 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in literature, The Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, an Alfred Hodder Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and a MacDowell Fellowship.[10][11]

A collection of poetry, Love: An index, written by Arnold's girlfriend Rebecca Lindenberg and telling the story of their relationship, was published in March 2012.[12]

AwardsEdit

Publications Edit

Craig Arnold reads the poem Made Flesh- 2008 (previously unreleased)-0

Craig Arnold reads the poem Made Flesh- 2008 (previously unreleased)-0

  • Shells. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press (Yale Series of Younger Poets), New Haven, CT, 1999
  • Made Flesh. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2008.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wayweiser Press> The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2006 > Two Poems from Craig Arnold's Made Flesh Followed by a Note on the Author
  2. Wyoming Authors Wiki / Craig Arnold
  3. Middlebury College > Public Affairs > News > Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference 1999 Schedule of Lectures and Readings > July 30, 1999
  4. Poetry Foundation > Poet: Craig Arnold Bio
  5. http://casperstartribune.net/articles/2009/04/30/news/wyoming/d0a57ffb320ec03f872575a900014528.txt
  6. Yamaguchi, Mari (2009-05-06). "Trackers find trail of missing US poet in Japan". Associated Press. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gLhJ5hsGFROyZtfT6uRyIiG0_MwwD980VT5G3. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  7. University of Wyoming > News Release > News Release: UW Poet and Professor Believed to Have Died After Fall > May 8, 2009
  8. http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/98-07-28-01.all.html
  9. Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Other Major Poetry Awards
  10. American Academy in Rome - The Rome Prize - 2005-06 Recipients
  11. Wayweiser Press> The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2006 > Two Poems from Craig Arnold's Made Flesh Followed by a Note on the Author
  12. McSweeney's Publishing
  13. University of Texas at Austin - Graduate School > Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program > 2000-2001 Fellows: Robin Bradford and Craig Arnold
  14. University of Texas at Austin - Graduate School > Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program > 2000-2001 Fellows: Robin Bradford and Craig Arnold
  15. Yale University Press > Author Page > Craig Arnold
  16. Yale University Press > Author Page > Craig Arnold

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