Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings Author Spotlight – Sherry Johnson

Sherry Johnson is the author of two books of poetry: Hymns to Phenomena which was given the inaugural Relit award for Canadian poetry, and Pale Grace which gathers poems written between the ages of 18-21. Her poetry has appeared in many journals, magazines and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, Grain, Canadian Literature, Exile, The Canadian Forum, and Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems (WLU Press, 2009). A hardcore cinéphile, Johnson has also published many articles on film, on works by directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda, Jerzy Skolimowski, Nicholas Ray, and others. Her film articles have appeared in Taste of Cinema, MUBI Notebook, Fandor Keyframe, Senses of Cinema (Australia), and the Swedish academic journal Film International.

Her poem “Fruit as Still Life / Vruchten als stilleven” can be read on our website at

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