Heid E. Erdrich’s new book, Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, contains intricate poems that touch on art, politics, indigenous experiences, the environment, and problematic relationships. She weaves complex ideas into vivid, sometimes astonishing imagery imbued with an emotional longing and vulnerability. In addition to poetry, there’s mix-tape compilations, artist statements coyly commenting on the white gaze in the Western art world, and didactics, like what you would see next to a piece of art in a museum. It’s all an engaging and playful deconstruction of culture. This Tuesday at the Loft, Erdrich will read from her book, and share some of her “poemeos,” short films and animations she made with other artists using poems from the collection.