From Our Staff | May 05, 2009

Dear Friends of TMR:

The search continues for missing poet Craig Arnold. The following message comes once again from Jess Piazza, one of the primary forces in marshaling resources that first raised the alarum and is continuing to work with Craig’s friends and family to keep up search efforts:

With the assistance of the University of Wyoming, a fund has been established to support the search efforts to find Craig. Even the smallest contribution would be of use. Thank you so much for your love and support.

Donations can be made via the Paypal link here: hosted_button_id=5149253

Or by sending checks made out to “Find Craig Arnold” to the following address:

UNIWYO Federal Credit Union
1610 East Reynolds Street
Laramie, WY 82072

This fund has been created to support the search efforts for Craig Arnold. The outpouring of concern for Craig has been remarkable, and your donation will be deeply appreciated. Thank you for your help and support.

Your donation will be used for the following purposes:

To fund the inclusion of an independent non-profit expert international search and rescue team, 1 SRG (

To (potentially) fund the expense of continuing to engage local Japanese resources beyond Sunday, should that prove necessary.

To fund Craig’s safe return to the United States and, should there be any, medical expenses to bring him back into full health either in Japan or here or both.

In the event that there should be any funds remaining in this account after the search has been concluded and Craig has been recovered, any and all remaining funds will be used to establish an educational fund for Craig’s son Robin.

Full disclosure: the account “Find Craig Arnold” has been opened in the name of Beth Loffreda (the director of the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming, where Craig teaches). This was done to create the fund quickly, with the full permission of Rebecca Lindenberg. Control of the account will be transferred as soon as possible to members of Craig’s family.

Again, confirmed news can be found at the Facebook site or