Heid Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. Her new poetry collection Little Big Bully won a National Poetry Series award for 2020. Heid’s awards include a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship and she has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Heid teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program of Augsburg University. In 2021 she is the Glasgow Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press. Her forthcoming poetry/mixed genre collection is Verb Animate, from Tinderbox Editions.