Heid E. Erdrich 

is the author of seven collections of poetry, a non-fiction Indigenous foods memoir, and she’s editor of two anthologies. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

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Twitter @heiderdrich &  Instagram @heidbearnation

News from Heid 

Little Big Bully - published by Penguin books, 2020.  Available SIGNED only at www.birchbarkbooks.com along with my other books, also signed.

Electric Lit“Minneapolis-based writer Erdrich’s poetry collection is laced with dark humor and shines with incisive wit. Her poems range from a bitingly scornful takedown of the fetishization of Indigenous identity through genetic testing kits to a heart-wrenchingly vulnerable “how-to” (How to not be afraid you can say it / I am not afraid to learn / How to live with the hurt of being human / How you learn it is you say / it hurts / How in itself it is the lesson).”

 BookRiot

“I LOVE listening to poets read their own work, and Little Big Bully written and narrated by Heid E. Erdrich is no exception. The entire collection is a deep dive into all-engrossing poetic writing. I followed along with the text edition, allowing me to see where Erdrich plays with form. Using both print and audio is the perfect way to get a complete experience. Other times, I would just sit, close my eyes, and enjoy Erdrich’s incredible work.”

EVENTS IN 2020  Poets House Presents. OTHER NEWS: This Publishers Weekly article is a highpoint for me in this difficult time. In November of 2020, I served as the Poem-a-Day guest editor for Academy of American Poets.

Older News from Heid

2019 -2017: National Poetry Series Award for Little Big Bully  chosen by Amy Gerstler for Penguin Books.  New Poets of Native Nations anthology won an American Book Award -introduction here. Featured visual artist in Skew Lines, at SOOvac, May 2019,  Lit Hub  interview.2 017-2018  poetry published on-line: The Rumpus  –  Academy of American Poets  – ORIONCurator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media  came out in 2018 from Michigan State University Press.

 Books by Heid E. Erdrich

Fishing for Myth

Fishing for Myth

Sister Nations

Sister Nations

The Mother's Tongue

The Mother’s Tongue

National Monuments

National Monuments

Cell Traffic

Cell Traffic

Original Local

Original Local

Curator of Ephemera

Curator of Ephemera