Sunday, September 07, 2008

Janet Marie Rogers

A Mohawk writer from the Six Nations territory in southern Ontario, Janet was born in Vancouver British Columbia January 29th 1963. She began her creative career as a visual artist, and started writing in 1996. Since then, she continues to stretch her abilities as a writer working and exploring the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken word performance poetry, lyric writing and video poetry.

Janet has many anthology credits as a writer and receives many invitations to share her performance poetry all over North America. Her first published collection of poems, Splitting the Heart, was released by Ekstasis Editions in the fall of 2007. A CD of Janet's spoken word poetry is included as an insert with Splitting the Heart. Janet has been collaborating with musicians as a lyricist and reading with dance troupes, creating unique segments of mixed media presentations. Her most recent accomplishments include the creation of a video poem entitled Rightful Place and hosting Vancouver Island's only native radio program on CFUV 101.9fm in Victoria called Native Waves Radio.

Visit her website which includes mp3 files and video files as well as writing samples and Janet's extensive literary C.V. and list of published works.

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