Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems

Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems

Heid E. Erdrich / Apr 09, 2020

Cell Traffic New and Selected Poems Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award winning poet Heid Erdrich s three previous poetry collections Erdrich s new work reflects her continuin

  • Title: Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems
  • Author: Heid E. Erdrich
  • ISBN: 9780816530083
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award winning poet Heid Erdrich s three previous poetry collections Erdrich s new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifacetedCell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award winning poet Heid Erdrich s three previous poetry collections Erdrich s new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifaceted ways personal, familial, biological, and cultural The title, Cell Traffic, suggests motion and Erdrich considers multiple movements cellular transfer, the traffic of DNA through body parts and bones, migration through procreation, and the larger movements of indigenousness and ancestral inheritance Erdrich s wry sensibility, sly wit, and keenly insightful mind have earned her a loyal following Her point of view is always slightly off center, and this lends a particular freshness to her poetry The debunking and debating of the science of origins is one of Erdrich s focal subjects In this collection, she turns her observational eye to the search for a genetic mother of humanity, forensic anthropology s quest for the oldest known bones, and online offers of genetic testing But her interests are not limited to science She freely admits popular culture into her purview as well, referencing sci fi television series and Internet pop up ads 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 IndianHeid 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.

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      • Heid E. Erdrich

        Heid E Erdrich writes and publishes poetry and non fiction Her NEW book of poems, Cell Traffic, a new and selected from University of Arizona Press, IS NOW AVAILABLE Please consider buying it from birchbarkbooks Heid s most recent book of poems, National Monuments from Michigan State University Press, won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award Heid Erdrich teaches writing workshops, often as a guest at various colleges and universities Each year she leads the Turtle Mountain Writers Workshop on her home reservation in North Dakota Heid also works with American Indian visual artists as a curator and arts advocate Author of the play Curiosities, she collaborates broadly on multi discilinary performances of other artists as well Founder of Wiigwaas Press, along with her sister Louise Erdrich and poet James Cihlar, Heid continues to publish Ojibwe language books in an effort to assist in indigenous language revitalization work.


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    1. Meeting a poet through her New and Selected, as I met Heid E. Erdrich, is like taking a cross-country road trip with a stranger. Climb in the car, let Erdrich drive you through her vision of America.I read for the same reason I travel: to have my world expanded. CELL TRAFFIC: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, which includes a full-length-collection's worth of new poems, previously uncollected poems, and Erdrich's three earlier books, satisfied this desire by introducing me to (among many things) the idea [...]


    2. Cell Traffic is a collection of Erdrich's new and selected poems, focusing on themes relating to the commodification of Native Americans, the human body, down to our very cells and DNA. Shying away from nothing, these poems engage with the emotions and the intellect equally, demanding engagement that is willingly given by the reader. Cell Traffic will capture a reader's imagination, and the insights in these poems will linger long after the last page is turned.



    3. I am slain. This book is like acupuncture, healing by such precise wounds that you never know how she did it or why you feel so much better. From the very first words to the final verses, I was completely shot down by the perfect timing of Erdrich's superb surprises. There are books that I need to have with me at all times, for comfort and nourishment, and this has to be one of them. There are too many favorite pieces to count. They tie together the threads of all my favorite bents on reality--l [...]


    4. As someone who doesn't usually like poetry I was hesitant to read this collection. Thankfully Erdrich's writing is full of so many little jokes it actually made the book enjoyable to read.



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