Eric Craven was born in 1953. He is semi-retired from education where he was a special school headteacher and latterly one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of schools.
He is inspired by the work of the Liverpool poets of the 1960s: Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten. This anthology covers the spectrum of poems he has written. They are grouped under the headings of Love, Hurt and Whimsy.
He reads his poems aloud each week at a local folk club, The Hungry Horse Folk Club in Cheshire. In June 2021 he was invited to read and discuss three of his poems on BBC Radio Merseyside.
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Love, Hurt and Whimsy
The majority of Eric’s poems stem from his personal experiences. Some have an origin in his childhood. Reciprocal Spells, for example, is an account of dealing with a crush you might have on someone at school. Other poems are also thought provoking as they portray more challenging life experiences...