Janet Rogers: Poetry Reading at the Vancouver Art Gallery

On January 28, poet Janet Rogers will read from her new book Totem Poles and Railroads, which succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers’ poems are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal.

This poetry reading will take place in the 4th floor exhibition surrounded by artworks in We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr, adding a new voice to conversation between Assu and Carr.

Janet Rogers 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, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music and script writing. Janet is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and sound artist. From 2012 to 2015, Janet served as Poet Laureate of Victoria.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3pm. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.