Poetrology: Artists


Audrey Lane Cockett is a spoken word poet, soundscape artist, arts organizer, and park naturalist based in Treaty 7 land, Calgary AB. Her work is rooted in wild, both outside and in.
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Charlie C Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch's new full-length spoken word vaudeville play, "Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum's Rush" has toured all over Canada.
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derek beaulieu is the author / editor of 20 collections of poetry, prose and criticism including two volumes of his selected work Please No More Poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017).
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Kris Demeanor is a songwriter, poet, theatre and film artist. He’s released seven recordings of original songs, most recently 'Entirely New Beasts' in spring 2016, featuring co-writes and beats programming by Rae Spoon. Kris was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Calgary (2012-14).
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Professor Mooney grew up in Boston, where he began singing in high school, was a member of the a Capella group ‘Six Fifths’, and gained some fame as a sculptor. Malcolm spent the late 1960’s/early 1970’s as the original vocalist with the German rock band CAN.
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Martin Guderna is a visual artist and instructor at Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver. After graduating from Ontario College of Art, he studied at the Academia di Belli Arti in Florence and was a resident artist at University of Toronto.
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Dr. Micheline Maylor’s is the past Poet Laureate of Calgary 2016-18. Micheline Maylor attained a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature.
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Mike Roberts is an indigenous poet who has been incredibly active in Calgary’s slam scene, and also behind the scenes for the Calgary Spoken Word Society. Mike’s preference is to express himself through his poetry, everything from story telling to activism.
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Sheri-D Wilson is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums which combine music and poetry. Known for her electric performance-style, making her a favorite of festivals around the world—she’s read, performed & taught in festivals across Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Mexico, and South Africa.
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Finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Award for his second book of poetry, Noise From the Laundry, Weyman Chan divides his time between writing, family, electron- microscope lab-work by day, and insomniac bouts of writing at night brought on by nonsequitor fluxes in spacetime.
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The Snake Oil Poet, Xam Eitsirhc, was born in a 19th century prose-dello, from the loins of verse, amidst great paean and hence suckled straight from the teat of literal ad figurative literary polyglots.
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Zaire is a spoken word artist born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, currently based in Calgary. His most recent accomplishments include being captain of Calgary's 2017 slam team, where he competed in Peterborough, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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