|Born||October 2, 1960
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||July 31, 2009
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Occupation||poet, writer, artist|
Sonja Skarstedt (October 2, 1960 – July 31, 2009) was a Canadian poet, short story, playwright writer, painter and illustrator. Born in Montreal, Quebec, she was the founder and former editor of the literary magazine Zymergy, 1987-1991, and founder of Empyreal Press, 1990. She graduated from McGill University with a BA in English Literature in 1982. She was married to the artist and comic book illustrator Geof Isherwood.
In 2008, Skarstedt began the first of over thirty short film productions on YouTube's Skarwood Channel.
- Mythographies — 1990
- A Demolition Symphony — 1995
- Beautiful Chaos — 2000
- In the House of the Sun — 2005
- Saint Francis of Esplanade — 2001
- Eternal Conversations: Remembering Louis Dudek — 2003 (with Aileen Collins & Michael Gnarowski)
- Obituary in the Montreal Gazette http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=sonja-ann-skarstedt&pid=130886085
- Rob McLennan's Blog http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2009/08/sonja-skarstedt-d-july-31-2009.html
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