This is my first day as a guest blogger for BAP, and it is impossible not to begin in this way -- by echoing the hopes of all of us for the safe return of the masterful Craig Arnold, who disappeared on April 26th while hiking on a volcano in Japan. Craig's brother Chris arrives in Japan today to help with the search. I first heard of Craig's disappearance from his close friend, the wonderful poet Jessica Piazza, who is finishing her Ph. D. here in Los Angeles, at USC. Then followed the many emails and Facebook postings to help galvanize the poetry community into action, getting the story to the news media, building pressure on the American Embassy -- which has been closed for a holiday -- to push for more search support.