Anna Marie Sewell writes at prairiepomes.com. Her poetry is part of the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers production Ancestors&Elders (world premiere April 27). Her debut collection, Fifth World Drum (Frontenac Press, 2009) will be joined in September by For the Changing Moon (Thistledown Press). Anna Marie was Edmonton’s 4th Poet Laureate (2011?13), and created The Poem Catcher public art installation at City Hall. She curated over 1,000 pages of community writing collected there, posted at webofvisions.wordpress.com.
A multi-disciplinary artist, Anna Marie’s practice centres on collaborative projects, and her writing plays across boundaries of language, culture, and worldview.
Recent work has appeared in:
Ancestors & Elders, cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary collaborative Dance Theatre show, produced by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, world premiere April 27, 2018, at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Sewell composed the spoken word narrative poetry, in addition to her role as Story Consultant.
Eighteen Bridges magazine, family history essay, originally titled “Coming to Canada: A Gardener’s Meditation,” published as “The Truth Is in the Dirt.”
The Yards magazine, mini-history, “The Legend of the Lane,” to be reprinted in April, 2018, in Alberta Views.
Stroll of Poets 2018, Anthology, due out March 25.
Rubaboo Festival, 2017: Wide Awake for 30 Years—excerpts from poetry/essay project, a personal/social history of 1985?2015: spoken word / theatre / song
Reconciling Edmonton, multidisciplinary community history project first produced in 2015, currently still on tour.
Writing the City: Poets Laureate of Edmonton, 2005?2013 (Edmonton Arts Council, D. Barbour, editor, 2012): 4 poems, 1 essay, plus curation of 4 poems by community poets.