Janet Marie Rogers

Victoria British Columbia Poet Laureate 2012-2015
University of Northern British Columbia Writer in Residence 2015/2016

OCAD Indigenous Visual Culture NIGIG Visiting Artist 2016
Northern Comma Writer in Residence Sept.-Oct. 2017
University of Lethbridge Gushul Artists Residency November 2017
Joy Kogawa Writer in Residence April-June 2018
Institute of American Indian Art Artist in Residence July-August 2018
University of Alberta Writer in Residence September 2018-May 2019
McMaster University & Hamilton Public Library Writer in Residence 2020-2021
Western University Writer in Residence 2022-2023

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia in 1963 and raised in southern Ontario. Janet traveled throughout 2017-2019 doing back to back residencies in Vancouver BC, Santa Fe NM and Edmonton AB. Janet lives on Six Nations territory of the Grand River where she owns and operates Ojistoh Publishing and Productions. Janet works in page poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. She is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and media and sound artist.

Her literary titles include; Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010, Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011 “Peace in Duress” Talonbooks 2014 and Totem Poles and Railroads ARP Books 2016, “As Long As the Sun Shines” (English edition), Bookland Press 2018 with a Mohawk language edition released in 2019 and French translation released in 2021. “Ego of a Nation” is Janet’s 7th poetry title which she independently produced on the Ojistoh Publishing label 2020.

Janet has produced and written gallery and broadcast media with 2Ro Media since 2015. She won the American Indian Film Festival BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2020 with Ego of a Nation and the imagineNATIVE Media BEST EXPERIMENTAL SOUND PRIZE 2021 for her sound piece, The Struggle Within. She wrote and produced a comedy audio pilot titled NDNS on the Airwaves and is currently in post production with a 10 episode web series she wrote of the same name, due out May 2022.

Artist Events

Sovereign Words

Poetry Readings from Billy Ray-Belcourt, Janet Rogers, Timimie Märakfollowed by a conversation between the poets moderated by Liisa-Ravna Finbog.  Each […]

aabaakwad Performances and Poetry

MC Daniel Browning, Rebecca Belmore, Rana Bishara, Timimie Märak, Janet Rogers, Susie Anderson, Kulleh Grasi, Mosab Alnomire, Beaska Niils and New Red Order