Sheri-D Blog Intro


I'm excited to share my ideas and thoughts about writing and my life as a poet with you.

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~Allow me to introduce myself~

I’m Sheri-D, award-winning author of 11 books of poetry, 1 educational workbook, 4 video-poems, and 3 (poetry/ music) CD’s.

I would like to share my work with you~
Please close your eyes and listen to "Ode to my Microscopic Life."

What can you expect to find on this blog?

I will share my thoughts on the craft of writing, performance, life, nature and creative work.

What to expect...

  • Stories and anecdotes
  • Poetry prompts and observations
  • Meditations from my teachers
  • Ways of seeing and hearing poetry
  • Performance tips
  • Weird phenomena
  • Humorous quips
  • Soul reflections

~My Plan~

My plan is to keep it short,
inspire you to write/tell your own story,
and to suggest ways for you to present your words
with confidence and panache.

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Who the heck am I?

In my early twenties I moved to Vancouver, where I became a writer ~ poet ~ artist. How did it happen? My life took me and somehow, I followed. Really, it’s only in retrospect I’m able to identity the ‘callings’ which were both informative and transformative.

After the opening of Tight Wire, the first performance-piece I wrote, produced and performed; I was invited to join the prestigious Melmoth Group of Surrealism.
Follow your String of Callings.

I attended Naropa, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and met several people who influenced my work and my life—Allan Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane Di Prima and Michael McClure.
Follow your String of Callings.

What’s Important To Me:
Truth and Authenticity—Keeping it Real.

Giving back—In 2005 I founded and created the Spoken Word Program at The Banff Centre. This program is non-hierarchical and inclusive program, for Spoken Word Poets to learn and share ideas about the craft from seed of thought to dynamic delivery. (I was Director of the program for 7 years, and now Tanya Evanson guides the ship).

Ritual—I am a practising ceremonialist (marriage, et cetera).

Other ways to connect

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Things to know

You don’t need permission to republish an excerpt from a blog post (300 words of less), but always acknowledge your source. In other words, you can go ahead and quote me.

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