Kerri Shadid is an Oklahoma City-based poet and visual artist. Her poetry and art are often absurd or whimsical and celebrate playfulness and curiosity. 

Kerri was the 2014-2015 SPACE Artist-in-Residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown OKC and has had solo and group shows at galleries in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton. She writes spontaneous, custom poems for visitors to her Poetry Stand, which she often performs around the metro and the region. Her poetry book, An Eclection: A Handmade Book of Poems features hand marbled covers, and her Absurd Questionnaire invites wonder at the unexpected.  

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Before returning to Oklahoma City, Kerri studied UN peacekeeping as a Fulbright student at McGill University in Montreal and received her Master’s in the Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. 

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