Heid E. Erdrich November 30 at the American Writer’s Museum

American Writer’s Museum, 800 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor at 5 pm

Reading and signing with Heid E. Erdrich, the author Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media and five collections of poetry from Michigan State University Press.

Heid E. Erdrich writes from the present into the future where human anxiety lives. Many of her poems engage around the visual work of contemporary artists who, like Erdrich, are Anishinaabe. (the autonym for a group of culturally related indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States that include the Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, Mississaugas, Chippewa, and Algonquin peoples).

These poems recognize how our love of technology - and how the extraction industries on indigenous lands that technology requires - threaten our future and obscure the realities of indigenous peoples who know what it is to survive apocalypse.   Despite how little communications technology has helped to bring people toward understanding one another, these poems speak to the keen human yearning to connect as they urge engagement of the image, the moment, the sensual, and the real. 

We will be on hand to sell books before and after the event.

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