Craig Arnold

Amanda Abel

Craig Arnold, born November 16, 1967 was an American poet and professor. His first book of poems, Shells (1999), was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His many honors include the 2005 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in literature, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell. He taught poetry at the University of Wyoming. His poems have appeared in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 1998 and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, and in literary journals including Poetry, The Paris Review, The Denver Quarterly, Barrow StreetThe New Republic and The Yale Review. Arnold grew up in the United States, Europe, and Asia. On April 30, 2009, Craig Arnold went missing on the small volcanic island of Kuchinoerabujima, Japan. Arnold’s Made Flesh won the 2009 High Plains Book Award and the 2008 Utah Book Award.

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Awards and Honors

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Fulbright Fellowship

Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship

Alfred Hodder Fellowship in the Humanities

Dobie Paisano Fellowship

John Atherton Fellowship,  Bread Loaf Writers Conference

Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award

Utah Original Writing Award

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship

Utah Book Award

High Plains Book Award