Saturday, March 30, 2013


Ojibwa poet, writer, scholar, and activist Heid Erdrich has translated her poetry to video. These are the best I've seen, because of the greater depth. Vincent Moniz is part of the project, and the wonderful Mn. grants support this exploration.

Her biography and upcoming events from her website :
"Heid E. Erdrich is author of four poetry collections, most recently Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. She is Ojibwe from the Turtle Mountain Band in North Dakota. A long-time college professor, Heid is now an independent scholar and a frequent visiting writer at educational and cultural institutions across the country. In Minnesota, Heid often works with galleries to present exhibits focused on Native American visual art and she directs Wiigwaas Press an Ojibwe language publisher. A recipient of awards from The Loft Literary Center, the Archibald Bush Foundation and elsewhere, Heid has four times been nominated for the Minnesota Book Award which she won in 2009 for her book National Monuments. She is a 2012-13 Minnesota State Arts Board grant recipient."
Upcoming Readings & Events
30th-Screening poem films at The Loft/Open Book, 7:00-9:00
with Minnesota State Arts Board Grantees 2012-2013
4th-Reading at SubText in St. Paul, 7:00
11th-Screening poem films and discussion with Ed Bok Lee
20th-Appearing with her THREE SISTERS