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This article is about the Jewish Canadian poet. For the American marketing strategist and artist, see Joseph J. Sherman.
For the resident of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, see Joseph Sherman (Massachusetts Bay Colony).

Joseph Howard Sherman (1945 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – January 9, 2006 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) was a Jewish Canadian poet and visual arts editor. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2003. Husband to Ann Sherman. Father of Rebekah Sherman Condon and Matthew Sherman. Grandfather to Autumn West, David West, and Ariel West.[1][2][3]

Selected publications

  • Birthday. (New Brunswick Chapbooks, 1969).
  • Chaim the Slaughterer. (Oberon Press, 1974).
  • Lords of Shouting. (Oberon Press, 1982).
  • Thought Games/Other Voices. (The League of Canadian Poets, 1983).
  • Translations Two (poems translated into German by Astrid Brunner). (Privately published, 1984).
  • Transcription (9 years after). (CCAG&M, 1998).
  • American Standard and Other Poems. (Oberon Press, 1999).
  • Worried into Being: An Unfinished Alphabet. (Oberon Press, 2005).
  • Beautiful Veins. (Acorn Press, 2006).


  1. ^ "Joseph Sherman". Acorn Press Canada. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Order Of Canada". The Governor General of Canada. 
  3. ^ "THE NEW BRUNSWICK LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA". St. Thomas University. Retrieved 25 January 2017.