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.

Hear more about Kerri’s philosophy on art and life in her Part 1 & Part 2 interviews on The Inspiring Conversations OKC podcast. 

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, Norman, and Lawton. She writes spontaneous, custom poems for visitors to her Poetry Stand, which she often performs around the metro and the region. She hand-marbles and binds each copy of poetry book, An Eclection: A Handmade Book of Poems. Her Absurd Questionnaire Card Game invites wonder at the unexpected.

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.