All Artists Cultural Organizations Partners Spaces Aritha van Herk Contact email@example.com Poetry & Literature Aritha van Herk Aritha van Herk has been an adamant Calgary artist since 1983. Her writing includes fiction, non-fiction, commentary, poetry, and prose-poetry. She is the author of fourteen books, five novels and many non-fiction works, especially investigating the perspectives of the west, women, and cities as sites of creativity. She is also Series Editor of Brave and Brilliant, creative works published by the University of Calgary Press. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, the Alberta Order of Excellence, and has received the Lt. Governor of Alberta Arts Award.