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Heid E. Erdrich

Heid E. Erdrich is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. A writer of poetry, prose, and performance, she has collaborated with Rosy Simas Danse since 2014 including writing for Skins and co-creating the short film Skin Frequencies

Heid is author of eight books, including the poetry collection Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media. Heid edited New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press and co-edited Sister Nations, an anthology of Native American women’s writings. Her non-fiction memoir-in-recipes, Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes was a 2014 City Pages Top Food Book. 

Heid's awards include two Minnesota Book Awards, the 2018 Native Arts and Cultures Fund National Fellowship, three Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and the Loft-McKnight Fellowship in prose. She works as an educator, interdisciplinary artist, and independent visual arts curator. Heid has collaborated with visual artists on award-winning poem videos and animations created with an all-indigenous crew. Her most recent book incorporates her poem videos via QR codes. Heid teaches in the Augsburg College Low-residency MFA program.