US poet Craig Arnold disappeared while climbing a volcano in Japan on April 26, and literary types around the world have rallied to keep up the search for the missing author.
By Japanese law, rescuers are only required to search for three days, and friends worry that the search could end prematurely. Arnold was living in Japan with a U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission’s U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship, and has written two books of poetry: “Shells” and “Made Flesh.” UPDATE: Friends and family have created this Facebook page following the search.
Here’s more from a report on HTML Giant: “He had traveled to the island to visit the volcano, as he has been working on a book on the subject of volcanoes for some time. His plan was to stay only one night and leave the next day. (Craig has visited many volcanoes around the world in recent years as is very experienced with visiting them.)” (Link via, photo via)