Tiffany Midge: Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's
Please join us in welcoming back a favorite poet and reader at Auntie's Bookstore - Tiffany Midge!
About "Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's":
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s is a powerful collection of Tiffany Midge’s musings on life, politics, and identity as a Native woman in America. Artfully blending sly humor, social commentary, and meditations on love and loss, Midge employs humor as an act of resistance. Her slices of life on urban-Indigenous identity disrupt the colonial narrative and convey her views on popular culture, media, feminism, and the complications of identity, race, and politics. According to Sarah Vowell; “Midge is a wry, astute charmer with an eye for detail and an ear for the scruffy rhythms of American lingo.”
About Tiffany Midge:
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?