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Biography Heid E. Erdrich

2022 Bobbitt Prize Winner

Heid E. Erdrich
Photo credit: Chris Felver

Heid E. Erdrich was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota in 1963. She is the author of six poetry collections—including “Little Big Bully” (2020), winner of the 2022 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and the 2021 Balcones Poetry Prize. She is also the author of a nonfiction Indigenous foods book as well as the editor of the poetry anthology “New Poets of Native Nations.” Her honors include a National Poetry Series award, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship, Loft-McKnight Fellowship, First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board grants and two Minnesota Book Awards. She currently teaches in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Department of Dartmouth College and is a guest curator for the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Erdrich is Ojibwe and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

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Selected Works at the Library of Congress

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