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Explore, Discover & Express

Calgary's Poet Laureate, Sheri-D Wilson (aka The Mama of Dada) is the award-winning author of 12 books, and a strong advocate for social change through Spoken Word Poetry and education.

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.

Get Involved

Whether you are a seasoned poet or thinking of starting to write for the first time, there are many ways to explore your thoughts and discover your authentic voice.

Write a Spoken Word Poem II

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Write a Spoken Word Poem. Prepare Yourself to Perform for a live audience with confidence and flare. Someday is not a day of the week! Write right now!

Write a Spoken Word Poem I

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My next three blog posts will focus on the process of making a Spoken Word Poem. From the idea to the page. From the page to the page. And from page to the stage.

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II | Sheri-D Wilson
Ginsberg kept a pen and notebook in his breast pocket so he was ready when inspiration struck. Always carry your journal with you & practice writing daily.

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily I

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily
Keeping a Journal is an essential practice for aspiring writers - so you will be prepared when the muse strikes & later able to recall creative details.

Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG

Welcome to -D Writing Blog
Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG for spoken word poetry tips & teachings - stories, thoughts, & anecdotes. Sheri-D will share tales, in front & behind the scenes.
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What others are saying...

Bob Holman

Poet, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club

Language is the essence of being human
Poetry is the essence of language
And Sheri-D Wilson is the essence of essence

Anne Waldman

Poet, writer, performer, collaborator, professor

Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen: here’s action poet Sheri-D Wilson dancing her way onto the page with rawness and rage.

Lorna Crozier

Poet, Governor General’s Award winner

Books, books, books—why won’t they leave me alone? I can’t sleep because I have too many books, I can’t make love, I can’t eat, I can’t move to a smaller house because I have too many books. If the megathrust earthquake strikes the West Coast, I’ll be flattened by falling books.

Kerry Clare

49th Shelf

Sheri-D Wilson turns language on its head, exuberantly coining new words that seem absolutely necessary-like arborolatry (a great word for idolizing trees). Her mastery of sound is hypnotic.

San Francisco Examiner

Newspaper

Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen . . . genetically tinker with these Canadians and add a chromosome of Patti Smith and a double-helix strand from Jim Carroll. . . you have Sheri-D Wilson.