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    ISBN: 9780889229112 | Paperback

    128 pages | Pub. Date: 20140909
    8.75 W × 5.25 H × 1 D inches
    Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD


Mohawk spoken-word artist Janet Marie Rogers’s newest collection pulses with the rhythms of the drum and the beat of the heart. Poems drawing on the language of the earth and inflected with the outspoken vocality of activism address the crises of modern “land wars”—environmental destruction, territorial disputes, and resource depletion.

“Janet Rogers holds nothing back in her new book of poetry. If blood is to be exposed in this land, then her words will spill it. She unmasks issues people are too afraid to see. She tells it like it is and, with a true poetic voice, there is no need for apology.”
—Garry Gottfriedson

By Janet Rogers

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six ­Nations band in Ontario. She was born in Vancouver and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken-word performance poetry, video ­poetry, recorded poetry with music, and script writing. From 2012 to 2014, Janet served as Poet Laureate of Victoria.

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news | 2015-11-10
UNBC welcomes Janet Rogers as Writer in Residence

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news | 2015-04-17
Book Review: Peace in Duress in Transmotion academic journal

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news | 2015-04-13
Book Review: Peace in Duress in Muskrat Magazine

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news | 2014-11-13
Launched! Our Fall 2014 “Septuplets”

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news | 2014-10-06
Peace in Duress to launch on Thursday

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news | 2014-09-16
Peace in Duress Has Arrived!

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news | 2014-08-05
Book Trailer: Peace in Duress by Janet Rogers

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news | 2014-07-23
Our Fall 2014 Lineup!

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