Derrick Cranpole

Biography

Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea.

Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Back in the early sixties Cranpole found himself on the deck of a lobster boat. Despite many ups and downs he stayed at the fishing and he loved every day of it.

Now he brings together a collection of his own poems recording his observations of life in a fishing community on the south coast of Ireland. Many of his poems have appeared in The Marine Times, Fishing News, Irish Skipper, Inshore Ireland and some have even been aired on radio.

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Books

A Woeful Tale
Price: Free! Words: 10,490. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea. Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Now, he brings together a collection of his own poems and illustrations, recording his observations of life in a fishing community on the south coast of Ireland.

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