Got Your Back
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 studying in the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken word performance poetry and video poetry.
Her literary passions are her native heritage, feminism, historical territories, human love, sexuality and spirit. 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 will be launched in the Fall 2007 entitled “Sound Waves”. She began recording her poetry with music during a residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta and continues to create successful recorded collections of her work. 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 Victoria’s only native radio program every Tuesday at 2:30pm on CFUV 101.9fm called “Native Waves.”