Chair, Department of English
Phone: (425) 388-9395
Office: Gray Wolf Hall 215
Born in Delaware and raised in southern New Jersey, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in both English and French from the University of Maryland, a Master of Fine Arts in English from the University of Washington.
Other Fields of Study:Drama at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain and romance languages at the Université de Perpignan in France.
Research and Professional Interests
His first book, Solar Prominence (2005), was selected by Vern Rutsala for the Gorsline Prize from Cloudbank Books. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared widely in such places as Poetry, AGNI, Verse, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Stranger, and Poetry Northwest. Craft has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Carmargo Foundation (France), and the Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust. He also teaches Creative Writing for the University of Washington's Summer in Rome Program, and is editor of the journal Mare Nostrum. He believes that poems, like good travelers, live in the go-between.