YYC POP – Poetic Portraits of People
by Sheri-D Wilson
If a city is characterized by the people who live there, as Calgary transforms, it is important to acknowledge who we are as we grow and change. With this idea in mind, we asked the community to write about someone who represents or captures the essence of Calgary as we are today.
Learn about the city by the poetic portraits of the people!
Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People
Ordinary Stories of Extraordinary People
Who are we? What is our identity? Who are we as a city? Who are the people that live here? What are their stories? How will we build a new future together?
The response we received was awe-inspiring, which meant we divided the submissions in half. Half are published in this book – the other half appear in the On-Line Exhibit – www.sheridwilson.com.
|Dimensions||9 × 7.25 × .4375 in|
Soft Cover with flaps
Known for her electric performance-style, making her a favourite of festivals around the world – she’s read, performed & taught in festivals across Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Mexico, and South Africa.
Recognized for her environmental awareness and activism, she was headliner at the 2014 Emerald Awards, and in 2013, she read with David Suzuki. Her tenth collection of poetry, Open Letter: Woman against Violence against Women; was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award & CanLit. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005), won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry.
Sheri-D Wilson was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2019. In 2018, Wilson was appointed the distinction of Poet Laureate of Calgary, and in 2017, she received her Doctorate of Letters – Honoris Causa from Kwantlen University. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 Sheri-D studied at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, in Boulder, Colorado.