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 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 awards from Native Arts and Culture Foundation, Loft Literary Center, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Book Award, and more. You can see her award-winning, collaborative poem films 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.

2018 NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS events at The National Book Festival, Eliot Bay Books, Portland Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, Litquake in San Francisco 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. And here’s what the critics are saying:

“An immensely important anthology that belongs in every library.”Booklist, starred review

“A wonderful introduction to the diverse landscape of native voices.”The Washington Post

“This collection is a breathtaking, wide-ranging work of art. . . . It is a modern classic.”BuzzFeed

“A revelatory anthology.”BBC Culture 

“[New Poets of Native Nations] is distinctly contemporary in its urgency, diversity and vibrancy.”Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

“This book is a wonderful, needed, vital breath of air. . . . New Poets of Native Nations is a wonderfully conceived collection, full of exciting juxtapositions, rich language and a fine equipoise between generosity and restraint. It’s safe to say New Poets of Native Nations is an essential read.”Paste Magazine

“Essential. . . . Through this first anthology of US Native poets since 1988, Erdrich offers readers a path into a ‘brilliantly lit dimension’ that has long been obscured by colonialism in the worlds of academia and cultural production.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

2018 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Fellow in Literature.

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