Featured Poet: Craig Arnold

Five years ago this week, Craig Arnold disappeared while hiking the island of Kuchinoerabu-jima, off the coast of Japan. He was an acclaimed poet and winner of the Yale Younger Poets award for his first book, Shells (1999). His second book, Made Flesh, was published in 2008. Craig traveled the world, won various awards and fellowships, and taught at the University of Wyoming. He was also a friend of mine, and I share one of his poems to honor his memory.

Meditation on a Grapefruit by Craig ArnoldWant to know more about Craig Arnold?  Explore this New York Times Arts Beat piece from 2009 and his biography on the Poetry Foundation web site.

~Whitney Wilson, Instruction Librarian




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