ah shit! Craig Arnold, author of Shells and winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, died. Apparently he fell from a cliff while hiking in Japan (where he’d been teaching for University of Wyoming).
I’ll never forget listening to him read from Shells at Powell’s on Hawthorne. Afterwards, starry-eyed, I asked if he’d consider submitting to Gumball Poetry. He was incredibly gracious and took the poem capsules I jammed into his hands. What a loss.
Here are a couple of links:
Farragoblog – a blog remembrance – there are many more of these online.