Sheri-D Wilson

Sheri-D Wilson

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. 

Twitter: @SheriDWilson
Instagram: sheridwilson


The Book of Sensations

The Book of Sensations embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another, and to connect to the earth.

With fine-tuned vocabulary, far-reaching observation, and the dream-vision of the surrealist eye, Sheri-D Wilson delves into the personal and the universal, the everyday and the mythical. This book is full of poignant sensations and astonishing realizations. This is a book of life and experience. Put it in your pocket and immerse yourself in a world of sensations.

YYC POP: Poetic Portraits of People

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, Sheri-D Wilson asked the community to write about someone who represents or captures the essence of Calgary as we are today.

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?

This stunning collection brings together awe-inspiring stories that encapsulate and express a beautiful portrait of the people who live and work in Calgary.


Owl’s Nest Books (Calgary) | Calgary Public Library



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