• Sheri Benning

  • Sheri Benning’s fourth collection of poetry, Field Requiem, is forthcoming with Carcanet Press in 2021.

     

    She completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow and currently teaches at the University of Saskatchewan.


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    Carcanet Press

    "Empathy and compassion are intellectual nourishment in this work, which at the same time fiercely contemplates how we are, even when among others, our own relentless companions."

    - Karen Solie

     

    "These poems stop the heart and recharge the sensesThey seem to be teaching language fresh tricks of reception to catch the quick of experience."

    - Don McKay

     

    "Smeared, sometimes bloodied, these raw words wake us to the power of what poetry can do. It is a brave, bold book."

    - Anne Simpson

    Brick Books

     

    “In Thin Moon Psalm Sheri Benning performs an uncanny trick: she uses words as a means of hearing as well as saying things. As we read her graceful generous poems we join with her in drinking the world in – its darkness and loveliness and nameless potencies.”

    - John Steffler

     

    “…[T]he prairie landscape and sky-world, the temporality of passionate human connection; the physicality of memory and grief are the deep streams of metaphor this book engages. Sheri Benning is a marvel of a poet.”

    - Sharon Thesen

    Thistledown Press

     

    “This first book of poems shows striking sensitivity to the verve and resonance of words, with openness to sensual and exploratory language

    - Erin Mouré


    “Sheri Benning's poems are born alive on the page; they're surprising, fresh, evocative of prairie landscape and bursting with emotional intelligence. I feel both smarter and wiser after entering her world

    - Susan Musgrave

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