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Heid E. Erdrich’s most recent book, Little Big Bully from Penguin, won a National Poetry Series award. She edited New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

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Heid E. Erdrich authored six books of poetry, a non-fiction work on Indigenous foods, and she edited New Poets of Native Nations anthology for Graywolf Press. Heid’s forthcoming book Verb Animate combines poetry and prose. Her honors include a National Poetry Series award, two Minnesota Book Awards and a Native Arts and Cultures National Fellowship. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. 

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Heid E. Erdrich  authored six collections of poetry and a nonfiction Indigenous foods book. Her honors include a National Poetry Series award, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship, Loft-McKnight Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and two Minnesota Book Awards. Heid edited the anthology New Poets of Native Nations. Her recent poetry collection, Little Big Bully, won the Balcones Prize. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota with a German American father, an Ojibwe-Metis mother, and six siblings. Heid is enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She’s an independent scholar and curator. Her forthcoming book is a mixed genre work on collaboration with other artists.

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Heid E. Erdrich is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She is an author of  several books of poetry and prose and is an interdisciplinary artist. Her poemeos (poem films and videos) created in collaboration with Elizabeth Day, Jonathan Thunder and Trevino Brings Plenty, have won Best of Show and Best of Fest awards. In 2016, she was a contributing artist to the Creative City Challenge award-winning public art project Wolf and Moose by Christopher Lutter-Gardella. Heid collaborated with Rosy Simas Danse from 2016-2019. She has contributed to works choreographed by Ananya Dance, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, and others. Heid has written plays and performances produced by Pangea World theater. She performs her poetry across the country, sometimes collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and dancers. Her first exhibit as a featured artist was Skew Lines, May 2019, created in a dual residency with Rosy Simas for SooVac gallery in Minneapolis. Heid has curated dozens of art exhibits focused on Native American artists. In 2023 BOUNDLESS – an exhibit combining texts and image from Amherst College’s collections of Native art and literature will open at the Mead Museum in Amherst. 

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