Heid E. Erdrich
Heid E. Erdrich is the author of numerous collections, including Little Big Bully (Penguin, 2020); Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media (Michigan State University Press, 2017) and four other collections. She edited New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, 2018). Heid has received two Minnesota Book Awards, as well as fellowships and awards from the Library of Congress, National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and others.
Heid has taught writing for decades, both as a professor and in community mentorships. She has visited dozens of colleges and universities, libraries, and tribal and cultural institutions as a guest speaker and teacher. Most recently, Heid served as the 2022 Elliston Writer-in-Residence for University of Cincinnati, and she taught a term in Native American and Indigenous Studies at Dartmouth College. Her keen interest in visual poetics and ekphrasis arises from her interdisciplinary art and curatorial work. Heid has produced short films and installations, and curated dozens of exhibitions of Native American art. Heid is currently a guest curator for Amherst College’s Mead Museum working on an Boundless, an exhibit of art and text, for 2023-2024.