Heid Erdrich’s (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) latest book of poetry, “Big Little Bully” won a National Poetry Series Award. Ms. Magazine says the collection is written “in her characteristic voice: fierce, witty, personal and political.” Erdrich told Publisher’s Weekly that, after a drought, Native poetry is seeing a resurgence thanks to efforts to bring new voices into the spotlight. Also, Erdrich’s talents extend beyond poetry. She writes plays, curates art exhibits, and collaborates with dance troupes. We’ll hear about her newest poetry collection and discuss her rich portfolio of artistic endeavors.
Break 1 music: War Cry Movement I (song) Cris Derksen (artist) The Cusp (song)
Break 2 music: Dat One (song) The Delbert Anderson Trio (artist) MANITOU (album)