Sheri-D Wilson


Sheri-D’s seventh collection of poetry, Autopsy of a Turvy World (Frontenac House) was launched in April 2008.  Re:Zoom(Frontenac House) her sixth collection won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry.  She has produced two CD’s & three award-winning VideoPoems.

In 1989 Sheri-D studied at the Naropa Institute (The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics). Other highlights include appearances at the Festival Voix d’Ameriques (Montreal), Vancouver International Writer’s Festival, Bumbershoot (Seattle) Alberta Scene(Ottawa, 100th centennial), Human Rights Symposium (Victoria), Poetry Africa (S.Africa), One Yellow Rabbit – High Performance Rodeo, Taos Poetry Circus, Global TV’s Woman of Vision award, and being a featured poet in the Heart of a Poet documentary series.

Since founding the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival in 2003, Sheri-D has worked at quantum velocities to present one of the most respected Spoken-Word Festivals in Canada. Driven by the passion to connect people, voices and ideas she founded and organized SWAN (Spoken Word Arts Network, 2007, 2005) and is the Program Director of the 2008 Spoken Word Program at Banff Centre.