Poet Craig Arnold Missing
Craig Arnold, a young poet and professor at the University of Wyoming--his first book, Shells, was selected by W.S. Merwin for Yale Series of Young Poets in 1999--has apparently disappeared from an island in Japan, where he'd been climbing a volcano. The Poetry Foundation is asking for help: Japanese officials are on the third day of a search they plan to call off before day four.
- We need your help to insure that the search will continue. The island and areas surrounding the volcano are small enough that an extended search will surely lead to Craig's discovery.WE NEED PEOPLE TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL CONGRESSPEOPLE AND SENATORS TO PRESSURE THE JAPANESE STATE DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE THE SEARCH. WE ALSO NEED HELP SPARKING MEDIA ATTENTION FOR THIS STORY, WHICH WE ALSO HOPE MIGHT INCREASE PRESSURE ON JAPANESE AUTHORITIES TO FIND CRAIG.
More information, including the names, numbers, and relevant email addresses of American and Japanese officials who might be persuaded to help, can be found at the Poetry Foundation's blog.