ARCHIVE – Damian Rogers
Originally from the Detroit area, Damian Rogers now lives in Toronto where she works as the poetry editor at House of Anansi Press and The Walrus. She is also the creative director of Poetry in Voice, a national recitation contest for Canadian high-school students. Rogers co-hosts the literary and music performance series The Basement Revue. Her first book of poems, Paper Radio, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her second poetry book, Dear Leader, hit shelves this year. Her work is noticed for swift changes of mood, passionate verse, and rich description of people from every walk of life.
The poetry of Dear Leader has been described as simple but evocative. Putting the veil of beautiful script over stark and painful truths, Damian Rogers weaves an elegant and enduring testament to the human spirit. Through the description of painful and troubled times, Dear Leader creates the literary equivalent of a heartbeat, swift and necessary to keep moving forward.