Sheri-D Wilson

Her sixth collection of poetry: Re:Zoom (Frontenac House) won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. She has produced two CD’s & three award-winning VideoPoems. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 she studied at Naropa (The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics). She won the CBC Face-off for Alberta and her work is featured on CBC. In 2001 she read at Poetry Africa and in 2003 she won Heavyweight of Poetry (USA). She is Artistic Director of the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival and head faculty of the Spoken Word Program and the Banff Centre. Other Highlights: Festival Voix d’Ameriques (Montréal), Bumbershoot (Seattle) Alberta Scene (Ottawa,100th centennial), Human Rights Symposium (Victoria), Poetry Africa (S.Africa), Global TV’s Woman of Vision award, and a featured poet in the Heart of a Poet documentary series. Sheri-D Wilson is an innovator and activist who seeks to give voice to all people; those who have been silenced, under-represented and all cultural groups whose stories must be heard.

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