Kenneth Sherman has a BA from York University, where he studied with Irving Layton and Eli Mandel, and an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. While a student at York, Sherman co-founded and edited the literary journal Waves.
He is full-time faculty member at Sheridan College where he teaches Communications; he also teaches a course in creative writing at the University of Toronto.
In 1988, Sherman received a Canada Council grant to travel through Poland and Russia. This experience inspired several of the essays in his book (1998), praised by American author Cynthia Ozick for its “luminous apprehension of art, history, and human connections”.
Sherman is the author of several books of poetry invluding the acclaimed Words for Elephant Man (1983) and The Well: New and Selected Poems (2000). His recently published book-length poem, Black River (Porcupine’s Quill, 2007), has been called “a triumph” by The Globe and Mail, and “an astounding achievement” by The Danforth Review.