Special introduction by Daniel Halpern, founder of HarperCollins imprint Ecco and the National Poetry Series.
The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features Heid E. Erdrich on Little Big Bully, in conversation with the judge who selected her manuscript, Amy Gerstler, Scattered at Sea.
Little Big Bully offers personal myth, American and Native American contexts, and allegories driven by women’s resistance to narcissists, stalkers, and harassers. The past for Indigenous people, ecosystem collapse from near-extinction of bison, and the present epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women underlie these poems.