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Calgary's Poet Laureate Emeritus, Sheri-D Wilson (aka Mama of Dada) is the award-winning author of 13 books, and a strong advocate for social change.

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Humanity + Love + Inclusion + Authenticity + Truth + Fierceness

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Galiano Literary Festival | Sheri-D Wilson

Galiano Literary Festival Fundraiser

Tune into the Galiano Literary Festival Fundraiser, where Sheri-D Wilson will be performing on Saturday, July 31.

For more information and to purchased tickets, visit CABARET FUNDRAISER GALIANO LITFEST.

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


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.