Sherry Craven

Sherry Craven has been writing and teaching in West Texas for many years having taught English and creative writing at Midland College in Midland, Texas for eleven years before moving to the Amarillo area. Now she teaches part-time in the English Department at West Texas A and M University and continues to write poetry and short fiction. She has published poetry in both English and Spanish in various literary journals and read her work at numerous writers conferences and for NPR radio. Currently, Sherry is at work on a collection of love poems in the form of haiku that she co-wrote with her husband, and she is writing a collection of essays centered on the pains and foibles of growing into the middle years. She believes, as Mary Oliver says, that “poetry is a life-cherishing force.”