Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems (Sun Tracks #70) (Paperback)
About the Author
Heid E. Erdrich is an independent scholar, curator, playwright, and founding publisher of Wiigwaas Press, which specializes in Ojibwe-language publications. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. Heid has taught college writing for two decades, both as a tenured professor and as a visiting author and scholar at dozens of colleges, universities, libraries, and arts organizations. She is the author of three previous books of poetry, including National Monuments, which won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.
“To read Erdrich’s work is to get caught up in the rapids of a powerful river.”—So to Speak
“A marvelous tour of poetic passion inside a world of warriors, fire pits, love, genes, and the tender ironies of woe and mercy. The images and scenes tease and honor Native ancestors, the seasons, a warm eye in winter, and the ‘stars shine words right into the center of the dream.’”—Gerald Vizenor, author of Almost Ashore: Selected Poems
“Through her eyes, her split vision of science and soul, Heid E. Erdrich does nothing less than remake the world.”—Susan Power, author of The Grass Dancer
“Heid E. Erdrich’s poems ferry us back and forth between what fuels us and what makes us human.”—Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men: Poems
“Funny, sexy, rowdy, and surprising, these poems pretty much cover the entire human existence. She is an original. Buy this book now.”—Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian