Heid E. Erdrich is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media from Michigan State University Press. She is editor of two anthologies of literature by Native writers including the forthcoming NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS form Graywolf Press. Her recent non-fiction work is Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes. Heid’s writing has won numerous awards as have her collaborative poem films, which you can see on her Vimeo channel.  Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program of Augsburg College.

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UPCOMING EVENTS–see calendar for details.

LAUNCH OF NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS IN TWO LOCATIONS! Aug. 18 at Birchbark Books and July 27 at Augsburg in Minneapolis with GRAYWOLF EDITOR Jeff Shotts. We’ll also be at The National Book Festival, Eliot Bay Books, Portland Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, Litquake and more. See you out there!

Find Heid on Twitter @heiderdrich

News from Heid:

2018: She;s here! New Poets of Native Nations an anthology I edited of poetry by  extraordinary Native writers who have published first books since the year 2000. You can read my introduction here.

What else is Heid up to? Lit Hub finds out in this interview.

AMAZED, pleased and honored to be named a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Fellow in Literature. I am looking froward to official pub date of July 10, 2018. From Graywolf Press. Could I be more thrilled? No. Look at that lovely cover image by Sherwin Bitsui!

NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS

2017-2018  poetry published on-line by The Rumpus  –  Academy of American Poets  – ORION  (also in print with beautiful photos, a feature on Standing Rock and women with Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Solider, Joy Harjo, Jennifer Foerster, Louise Erdrich and more )

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2017 News: My poetry book Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media  is available from Michigan State University Press.  You can buy signed copies via Birchbark Books. The book contains the fantastic artwork of Andrea Carlson, and QR Codes that link to poem films, including a few new ones in collaboration with Jonathan Thunder. Here are a couple poems from the collection along with images:

TWO EKPHRASTIC POEMS  BY HEID E. ERDRICH    — on artwork by Andrea Carlson and Jim Denomie who graciously shared their images. 

WINNER WINNER!  — after applying for 20 years in two categories, I’ve finally won a Loft-McKnight Award. I am, daily, grateful.

View a Video profile on Heid: MN ORIGINAL PROFILE

THANKS FOR VISITING

 

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