Anna Marie Sewell’s poems court performance as they incorporate the energy of slam and employ the beat structures of chant. They encourage us to enter their spells and incantations always built with an ear for sound and with an eye for images of dream and wonder. Her invite and challenge is clear: “Come lovers of language, seekers of change, moon-mad prophets, come. Read and share these poems and songs, and answer them back with your own.”
From 2011 to 2013, Anna Marie Sewell was Edmonton’s 4th Poet Laureate. For the Changing Moon is her second collection of poems. Anna Marie is also a multi-disciplinary artist, whose practice focuses on collaborative projects, and her writing plays across boundaries of language, culture, and worldview. Among these projects, she created The Poem Catcher, a public art installation at Edmonton’s City Hall, and her poetry is part of the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers production Ancestors & Elders.