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Text and Image – Poemeo/Poem video by Heid E. Erdrich

  • Woodland Theater, UW–Eau Claire Davies Center 77 Roosevelt Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701 (map)

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, and the UW–Eau Claire Department of English present:

Text & Image: Poemeos

Heid will read from her own work and present from her recent anthology. Her poetry is beautiful and complex. She will show brief poetry videos, called “poemeos,” which she has created in collaboration with an all-indigenous team of visual artists, animators, filmmakers, and composers.

The sounds and images weave in and out in a kind of dance that includes her Native heritage, her love of nature and a fair amount of social criticism, some of it subtle and ironic, other times straight-forward.

No Ticket Required. This is a free event. The book festival will have books available to purchase at the event.

HEID E. ERDRICH is author of eight books of poetry including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media (2017), winner of the Minnesota Book Awards, and is editor of New Poets of Native Nations (2018). Her work has won numerous awards including a 2018 Native Arts and Cultures Fund National Fellowship. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches in the Augsburg University low-residency MFA program. Click here to visit Erdrich’s website for additional information as well as samples of her work.