Heid E. Erdrich is the author of six 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 from 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 University.

AUTHOR PHOTO & MORE BIOS –see tab above. UPCOMING PUBLIC READINGS–see calendar 

Find Heid on Twitter @heiderdrich

New News from Heid: 

2019: Here’s a recent interview with me from Native Arts and Cultures Foundation which includes a NEW POEM from my manuscript Little Big Bully which is currently seeking a publisher. ALSO My first exhibit as a featured visual artist is Skew Lines, May 2019, created in a dual residency with Rosy Simas for SooVac gallery in Minneapolis in MAY of 2019. I’m also an artist with Northern Spark in June of 2019. Later in the year, I’ll be Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at University of Minnesota Morris.

Older News from Heid:

2018: 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.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 ) 2017: 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.

 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