Sheri-D Wilson

Sheri-D Wilson, D.litt

Poet, Educator, Producer, Activist

Sheri-D Wilson has 9 collections of poetry; her most recent, Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005, Frontenac House), won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the CanLit Award.

She has 3 Spoken Word CDs, and 4 award-winning VideoPoems including: Airplane Paula (2001), Spinsters Hanging in Trees (2002), both produced for BravoFACT.

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She constrains free forms into her own molds, making the female voice a transformative one.

Broken Pencil

Kiss off Keats - Sheri-D Wilson finds feminine divine.



Calgary Poet Laureate

On July 26, 2011, City Council approved a motion to establish a Calgary Poet Laureate position, funded by a group of Calgary Poet Laureate Ambassadors. Calgary Arts Development administers the program in conjunction with a volunteer Selection Committee, which appoints each Calgary Poet Laureate for a two-year term. The Calgary Poet Laureate is intended to be an artistic ambassador for Calgary, presenting at civic events and producing literary work that reflects our city and its citizens.

Sheri-D Wilson’ tenure as Poet Laureate of Calgary will be from 2018 – 2020.

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Honorary Degree

On October 04, 2017 KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) awarded Sheri-D with an honorary degree! She was thrilled to receive the honor of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa). Her title henceforth:  Sheri-D Wilson, D.Litt.

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The Book of Sensations

With fine-tuned vocabulary, far-reaching observation, and the dream-vision of the surrealist eye, Sheri-D delves into the personal and the universal, the everyday and the mythical.

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Dragon Rouge

Dragon Rouge, is a new Spoken Word album–a collection of music, words & voice co-produced with the one and only Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Tragically Hip. etc...).

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Book Reviews

"An aspect of its healing force is its call for women to learn to be strong, to learn to defend ourselves and each other."

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Including Calgary Arts Award & Alberta Book Publishing Awards Finalist

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