- Red Language
If I heard the words you once usedin our wild place rough with scrub rosesin sand—if your words came backgray and kind as mild winterbelieve me I'd still understandoffer my own red languagemy tongue to your tongueso we recall what we once saidthat made us live made us choose to live [End Page 9]
Heid E. Erdrich is author of eight books of poetry, including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Awards, and is editor of New Poets of Native Nations, Graywolf Press. Her awards and fellowships include a Native Arts and Cultures Fund National Fellowship in Literature. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches in the Augsburg University low-residency MFA program.