Sonja Skarstedt

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Sonja Skarstedt
Born October 2, 1960
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died July 31, 2009(2009-07-31) (aged 48)
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.

Skarstedt died July 31, 2009[1] at the age of 48, 26 months after diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer.[2]



  • Mythographies — 1990
  • A Demolition Symphony — 1995
  • Beautiful Chaos — 2000
  • In the House of the Sun — 2005


  • Saint Francis of Esplanade — 2001


Anthologies edited[edit]

  • Eternal Conversations: Remembering Louis Dudek — 2003 (with Aileen Collins & Michael Gnarowski)

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