Sheri-D Wilson | Poet, Educator, Producer, ActivistSheri-D WilsonD. Litt
Poet, Educator, Producer, Activist

Sheri-D Wilson has 11 collections of poetry; her most recent, The Book of Sensations. 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) and Spinsters Hanging in Trees (2002), both produced for BravoFACT.

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.
- ffwd

Welcome Poets & Poet Friends,

I’d like to thank the City of Calgary for appointing me to serve as Poet Laureate for Calgary, 2018-2020. Thus far, it’s been a dream job and I’m enjoying the ride. If you are interested in getting me involved in something, please contact me and let’s talk.

My Modus Operandi:

  • To Explore, Discover & Express
  • To facilitate others to find & claim their own song & to sing it
  • The inclusion of all voices and ideas
  • To cut through spiritual materialism
  • To find an authentic voice
  • To delve deeper into spirit, and
  • To listen

Humanity + Love + Inclusion + Authenticity + Truth + Fierceness.

Often, I call upon personal narrative and story to address themes of social justice/ injustice, lost languages & violence against women and the earth. Rhythm is the heartbeat, the horse’s hoof and the lifeline of my work, and groove. One of my teachers once said, “Jazz is my Religion,” and to that I would add surrealism.

As always, I am grateful to follow in the footsteps of those who came before me—teachers, ancestors & groundbreakers—I thank and honor them as I continue to learn.

Your truly,


Sheri-D Wilson | Calgary Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate of Calgary

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.
KPU awarded Sheri-D Wilson an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Honorary Degree – Doctor of Letters

KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) awarded Sheri-D with an honorary degree! She was thrilled to receive the honor of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).
The Book of Sensations | Sheri-D Wilson

The Book of Sensations Review

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 in The Book of Sensations.
Sheri-D Wilson - Best of Calgary 2017

Best of Calgary 2017

Best of Calgary 2017 awarded Sheri-D Wilson the Winner of BEST AUTHOR/POET!

Selected Awards

Poet Laureate of Calgary
Calgary Arts Development, 2018

Best Author/Poet Runner-up
Best of Calgary, 2018

Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2017

Best Author/Poet
Best of Calgary, 2017

Calgary Arts Award
City of Calgary, 2015

People's Choice Award
FFWD Weekly Magazine, 2007 - 2012

Writer Who Would Make the Best Lover!
Geist Magazine, Feb 2010

Top Ten Poet in Canada
CBC Arts News, May 2009

Nominated for 4 Rosie Awards
Panty Portal, 2008

Heart of a Poet
Half-Hour Documentary, 2007

Woman of Vision Award
Global TV, 2006

Heavyweight Title for Poetry USA
Bumbershoot, 2003