Tiffany Midge|Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's
October kicks off not with a bang but with CHEESECAKE. Join former Moscow poet laureate Tiffany Midge for her launch of BURY MY HEART AT CHUCK E. CHEESE. Midge will be reading selections from her humorous slices of life. Sarah Vowell praised Midge as “a wry, astute charmer with an eye for detail and an ear for the scruffy rhythms of American lingo.”
Tiffany Midge is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She is a former columnist for Indian Country Today and taught writing and composition for Northwest Indian College. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, the Offing, Waxwing, Moss, and World Literature Today. She’s a Pushcart Prize recipient, an award-winning poet of three collections of poetry and the author of the memoir Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese. Midge resides in Moscow, Idaho, where she served as the poet laureate. She aspires to be the Distinguished Writer in Residence in Seattle’s Space Needle.
Why is there no Native woman David Sedaris? Or Native Anne Lamott? Humor categories in publishing are packed with books by funny women and humorous sociocultural-political commentary—but no Native women. There are presumably more important concerns in Indian Country. More important than humor?