2011|5.5 x 8.5|108 pp|978-1-926655-33-8|$17.95
poetry by Janet Marie Rogers
Funny and powerful, Janet Marie
Rogers takes us on an intimate journey into a place between poetry and
story. The cumulative effect is haunting and devastating a lovely,
... its evident Janet Rogers is a spiritual descendant
of the Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson, very much working aesthetically
in the now. Rogers poems, personal or philosophical, outraged
or satirical, are burgeoning lyrics, alive to her and our place in this
Native land on this spinning planet, and, thankfully, her ancestral
GPS is working.
Daniel David Moses
Janet Marie Rogers is the Poet Laureate
of Victoria, B.C.
Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the
Six Nations band in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British
Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast
Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in
the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing,
spoken-word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poems with
Her first published collection of poems is titled
Splitting the Heart (Ekstasis Editions, 2007), which contains
a companion CD of the same name. Janet has collaborated with musicians
as a lyricist and has read with dance troupes, creating unique segments
of mixed media presentations.
Janets second video poem was launched in October
2009 and titled What Did You Do Boy in support of a spoken-word
track from her CD Firewater, which earned nominations at the
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2009 and the Native American Music
radio documentary Bring Your Drum, which she hosted and co-produced,
won the Best Radio award at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival
in Torontoan international festival that celebrates indigenous
film makers and media works. Click here to listen.
You can hear Janet on the air waves hosting Native
Waves Radio, Vancouver Islands only native radio program,
on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria; and Tribal Clefs, a native
music column, on CBC Radio Ones program All Points West in British
Ojistah Publishing (Mohawk word for star) is Janets
publishing label from which Red Erotic, a collection of indigenous
erotic poetry and artwork was released in November 2010.
Mike Lacroix photo