YYC POP – Poetic Portraits of People

General, Poetry, Recent Releases

By Sheri-D Wilson

ISBN # 9781989466100
Author Sheri-D Wilson
Pages 152
Size 7.25 x 9 inches
Binding type Soft Cover
Release Date April 26, 2020
Price CAD$ 19.95

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.

Poet Laureate of Calgary 2018 – 2020

Sheri-D Wilson (aka The Mama of Dada) is the award-winning author of 12 books, the creator of 4 short films, and has released 3 albums which combine music and poetry.

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.

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