The Institute for Ethnic Studies will host Tiffany Midge to speak on, “Attack of the Fifty-Foot (Lakota) Woman,” at 5 p.m. March 11 via Zoom as part of the Spring Celebration: Colloquium on Racial Justice.
Midge is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and was raised by wolves in the Pacific Northwest. Midge is the recipient of a 2020 Eliza So Fellowship; a 2019 Pushcart Prize; the Kenyon Review Earthworks Indigenous Poetry Prize; a Western Heritage Award; the Diane Decorah Memorial Poetry Award; and a 2019 Simons Public Humanities fellowship. Her 2019 memoir, “Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s,” was a notable book pick for Lit Hub, Poets and Writers Magazine, Library Journal, Kirkus, She Reads, and more.
She’s been featured on CBC Radio’s Unreserved, Live Wire, Bitch Media’s Popaganda, Jana Schmieding’s Woman of Size, Native America Calling, and Wyoming Public Radio. A former humor columnist, Midge holds a master of fine arts from the University of Idaho and has taught composition and creative writing at Northwest Indian College. She aspires to be the Distinguished Writer in Residence for Seattle’s Space Needle.