Wyoming Poetry Professor Believed to Have Died in Japan

May 11, 2009

Craig Arnold, an award-winning poet and professor at the University of Wyoming, is believed to have died on a Japanese island. Arnold, who was fascinated by and wrote about volcanoes, set off on a hike on April 27 and never returned, prompting extensive search efforts. Poets and English professors at many campuses have been following the situation, and hoping for his safe return. A search group reported that he appeared to have fallen from a cliff from which there would have been no possibility of survival.

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