Sheri-D Wilson

Canadian Spoken Word Poet

Sheri-D Wilson (born 3 March 1958) is a Canadian Poet, Educator, Speaker, Producer and Activist who lives in Calgary, Alberta.

“Story-tellers and poets are the history-keepers of our time. If we do not give voice to the people, they will be silenced, and time will cease.”

Quotes edit

Swerve (1993) edit

"On Being a Poet"

Relationships are good
for at least two poems—
One at the beginning
and one at the end.

Re:Zoom (2005) edit

  • I want to love the daylights out of you.
    • "Re:Zoom"

Autopsy of a Turvy World (2008) edit

  • I scrawled Song Birds across the blue
    stuck the sticky note to my wall.
    Needed to remember
    there was a time people cut out
    the tongues of Song Birds
    to eat them as delicacies.
    That afternoon I went outside
    and thousands of Song Birds
    filled the Rosscarrock sky.
    I cried a song of remorse.
    • "Autopsy of a Turvy World"

Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe (2012) edit

  • The world is my oyster
    and now I’ll take a shower of stars.
    • "Aphrodite's Aphrodisiac"
  • I would crush a priceless pearl
    and drink it,
    to stay in this moment
    for all time.
    • "Gypsy Madonna from Florence on the Opening Night of Lorca"
  • It was as though the lifeline on her palm
    had fallen between the cracks
    of the impossible and the arbitrary.
    • "In Search of a Metaphysical Rock Star"
  • Inverted heart,
    becomes the testicles
    of a man.
    • "Heart"
  • How do I love thee?
    Let me count the days.
    If there are 50 ways to leave your lover
    then there are 50 ways to be left.
    • "Heart"
  • There is an afterlife to love
    and there is love in the afterlife.
    • "Heart"
  • Did you know orchids
    employ trickery to attract insects?
    They spray a deceptive scent
    resembling insect pheromones.
    Bad flower! Bad flower!
    Liar! Liar! Petals on fire!
    • "Heart"

Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women (2014) edit

  • Trigger Warning!
    Rape is a rape is a rape.
    • "Exhibit G - Hidden in Plain Sight"

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