English and Film Studies

Writer-in-Residence, 2018-19
Janet Marie Rogers

Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Toronto Ontario and is currently of no fixed address as she is awarded residency after residency throughout 2018-2019. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, 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 and a forthcoming title As Long As the Sun Shines, Bookland Press fall 2018. She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUVfm from 2007-2017. Her music column “Tribal Clefs” was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008-2016.  Her radio documentaries “Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music” and “Resonating Reconciliation” won Best Radio at the imagaineNATIVE Film and Media festival 2011 and 2013.


Her previous residencies include:

  • 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
  • Gushul Artists Residency November 2017
  • Joy Kogawa Writer in Residence April-June 2018
  • IAIA Sunrise Springs Artist in Residence July-August 2018