Sheri-D Wilson is the award-winning author and creator of 13 books, 4 short films, and 4 albums which combine music and poetry. In 2019 she was appointed one to the Order of Canada, for her contributions as a Spoken Word Poet and her leadership in the community. In 2017, she received her Doctor of Letters – Honoris Causa from Kwantlen University.
A strong advocate for social change and community building, Wilson was the Founder & Director of the Calgary Spoken Word Society (2003-2022) and the Banff Centre’s Spoken Word Program (2005-2012).
She lives in Calgary & Vancouver – where she’s as busy as the emblem of Canada – editing a 350-page epic poem to be published in 2023 by Write Bloody North. Wilson was Calgary Poet Laureate, 2018–2020.