HEID E. ERDRICH & TREVINO L. BRINGS PLENTY
Added to our September after our printed schedule went to press is this evening of poems, music, and video with Minnesota-based Ojibwe poet Heid Erdrich and Portland-based Lakota poet, filmmaker, and musician Trevino L. Brings Plenty. Heid Erdrich’s most recent book of poems, drawn from a number of collections, is Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems (Suntracks/University of Arizona Press). “Funny, sexy, rowdy, and surprising, these poems pretty much cover the entire human existence. She is an original. Buy this book now.” - Sherman Alexie. She is also the author of a recent book on food, Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest(Minnesota Historical Society). Trevino L. Brings Plenty brings music, videos (which Heid Erdrich and others have participated in), and poetry to the fore here. Wakpá Wanáği, Ghost River (The Backwaters Press). “Brings Plenty has come into his own power with this new book of poems. These are the poems of a hardcore rez visionary who is ‘... map(ping) the spirit world ...’ Each poem carries a light born of struggle, and like vision, each illumination has its cost … Personal history is utterly ties to the historical DNA of family, a place. Through the journey of these poems, a map emerges. In this map, you will find a way home.” - Joy Harjo. This should be special.