Heid E. Erdrich is the award-winning author of five collections of poetry, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, which won the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. Her recent non-fiction work is Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes. She is editor of two anthologies of literature by Native writers. Heid’s writing has won numerous awards as have her collaborative poem films, seen 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 College.
Heid has been named 2018 Native Arts and Cultures National Artist Fellow in Literature. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation works with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native artists and communities to promote revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures across the United States. Since its public programming launched in 2010, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has engaged in grassroots community organization and outreach to listen to and amplify the voices of the Native arts community. The foundation is (NACF) is a Native-led, 501 (c) 3 philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures nationwide.