This poetry collection creatively reveals the beautiful and bitter essences of the world from a distinctive Indigenous female voice. Speaking from her unique Mohawk perspective, the poet unapologetically sings words of wisdom and cultural confidence. By using this creative foundation to unite distinctive communities, she expresses raw emotion throughout her journey toward inner peace from a uniquely Indigenous point of view. It is this strong expression that the poet hopes will become a global guide for her communities to follow and interpret while encountering their truths and identity.
Janet Rogers is an award-winning First Nations Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations of the Grand River currently living on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples on Vancouver Island. BC. Her works have been nominated in the category Best Spoken Word Recording at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and the Native American Music Awards. She has hosted the radio programs Native Waves Radio on CFUV and Tribal Clefs on CBC Radio One Victoria. She produced the radio documentaries Bring Your Drum: 50 Years of Indigenous Protest Music and Resonating Reconciliation which received awards for Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. From January 2012 to November 2014, she was City of Victoria Poet Laureate. In 2015, she was named writer in residence for the University of Northern British Columbia. Between Spirit and Emotion is her sixth published poetry book.
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