Heid E. Erdrich writes, teaches, and collaborates with other artists across genres. She is author of four poetry collections, most recently Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. A recipient of awards from The Loft Literary Center, the Archibald Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and First People’s Fund, among other honors, Heid won a Minnesota Book Award for National Monuments in 2009. She is a 2013 Artist of the Year honoree from City Pages Minneapolis. Heid’s newest book Original Local: Indigenous Foods Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest is selling like Grandma Gourneau’s Corn Cakes! BUY SIGNED COPIES HERE
RECENT NEWS: Heid’s poem film “Pre-Occupied” wins 2014 Best Experimental Short at Southwest Indian Art Market!!! Take a look at the film and two others above.
Review of Cell Traffic and an interview with So to Speak Journal.
A LITTLE MORE FROM HEID: Most of my life I have been pursuing my education–from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, through Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and finally designing my own doctoral program. Of course I have learned in other ways, too, including from my husband and kids. My extended family is large and full of writers, artists, educators and medical professionals. My cultural identity is Ojibwe and I am an enrolled member of my tribe. My mother’s family is from the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota. My father’s family came from Germany to Minnesota. I grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and now live in Minnesota. I am a frequent visiting writer at educational and cultural institutions, which means I get to travel a lot, which I love. In Minnesota, I often work with galleries to present exhibits focused on Native American artists. Just to round things out, I direct Wiigwaas Press, an Ojibwe language publisher.
Please explore this site to learn more about Heid’s work
and to view her poem films
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Books by Heid E. Erdrich