Craig Arnold, whose first book, Shells, was W. S. Merwin’s first selection as judge of the Yale Younger Poets Series in 1998, has gone missing on the island of Kuchinoerabu-jima in southern Japan. He disappeared on Monday, April 27 (Japanese time) after hiking up to the island’s volcano as part of research on a book he is writing about volcanos. A search is underway and has been extended through this Sunday. I wanted to add that Arnold, who teaches at the University of Wyoming, has been keeping an online journal of his experiences in Japan here. Like all his work, it’s well worth reading. Our good thoughts go out to his family in this time of anxiety.