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Shells

ISBN-10: 0300079109

ISBN-13: 9780300079104

Edition: 1999

Authors: Craig Arnold

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In this collection of poems Craig Arnold plays on the idea of the shell as both the dazzling surface of the self and a hard case that protects the self against the assaults of the world. His poems narrate amatory and culinary misadventures.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 102
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Poet Craig Arnold was born on November 16, 1967. He received a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Ph.D in creative writing from the University of Utah. He published two collections of poetry: Shells (1999), which won the 1998 Yale Younger Poets Competition, and Made Flesh (2008). He won numerous honors and awards including the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the US-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship, and the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. He taught poetry at the University of Wyoming. He went missing on the small volcanic island of Kuchinoerabu-jima, Japan on April 30, 2009. It is believed that he fell off a cliff during a solo hike to explore an active volcano.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Hermit crab
The Power Grip
For a cook
Scrubbing mussels
Artichoke
Saffron
The extravagance of zoos
Amateur
Boots
Ubi sunt ...?
Locker room etiquette
Great dark man
Little shrimp
Leader of men
Grace
Why I skip my high school reunions
Hot
Living with it
Roommates
Shore
Transparent
Merman
Watching for mermaids
Scheherazade
Snail Museum