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, the Minnesota State Arts Board, 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

SELECT AUTHOR EVENTS UPCOMING IN 2014 

APRIL POETRY MONTH IN MINNESOTA: 

Thursday, April 17 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hennepin History Museum 2303 3rd Ave S.

Reading with Peter Campion, Shron Chmielarz, Vanessa Ramos and more!

Monday, April 21 10:00 am – 11:30 am North Hennepin Community College Earth Day celebration

Join Heid E. Erdrich as she reads her creative work and talks about what she learned from indigenous foods activists while she collected culinary contributions for her new book of stories and recipes.

…see Calendar above for more events and details

RECENTLY:  Heid’s new book (Original Local) caused a surprising media whoop and she often leapt from a shower to appear live on a call-in show in her towel.  Check out the publisher’s page to find out more about Original Local interviews and reviews.  Also, for your pleasure: a recent review of Cell Traffic and an interview with So to Speak Journal

A LITTLE AUTO-BIO 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
THANKS FOR VISITING

 

Books by Heid E. Erdrich

National Monuments

National Monuments

The Mother's Tongue

The Mother’s Tongue

Fishing for Myth

Fishing for Myth

Sister Nations

Sister Nations

Cell Traffic

Cell Traffic

Original Local

Original Local