photo by Chris Felver

photo by Chris Felver

My bios – in several forms.

 Bookish Longish Bio:

Heid E. Erdrich  is the author of five collections of poetry including  Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media new in 2017. Heid’s nonfiction work, Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, earned a City Pages Best Food Book of 2014 designation. Her writing has won awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, The Loft Literary Center, and First People’s Fund. Her book National Monuments won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. In 2013 she was named a City Pages Artists of the Year. Heid’s poem films have been screened widely at festivals and have won Best of Fest and a Best Experimental Short awards. She is an independent scholar and curator, a playwright, and founding publisher of Wiigwaas Press an Ojibwe language publisher. She teaches the MFA Creative Writing program of Augsburg College. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

Professional Short Bio:

Heid E. Erdrich is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She is a faculty mentor for Augsburg College Low-residency MFA . Heid is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media and a non-fiction work Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, which was a City Pages Top Ten food book for 2014.

Short Friendly Bio:

Heid E. Erdrich’s writing has won awards and honors from the Loft Literary Center, Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The First Peoples Fund and other organizations.  She teaches writing and is a frequent speaker on Native American literature, visual art, and Indigenous foods among other subjects. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, kids, and a feisty Jack Russell terrier.


Heid E. Erdrich is author of five poetry collections and a book of stories and recipes. Her play Curiosities was staged by Pangea World Theater in 2010 and a collaborative work she co-directed, Artifact Traffic was staged in 2013. Both works were part of Indigenous Voices from Pangea World Theater at Intermedia Arts. She performs her poetry across the country, sometimes collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and dancers. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.