|Born||July 2, 1965|
|Residence|| Moscow, Idaho |
|Nationality||Standing Rock Sioux Tribe|
|Education||University of Idaho|
Tiffany Midge (born July 2, 1965) is a Native American poet, editor, and author,who is a Hunkpapa Lakota enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux.
Midge was born to mother Alita Rose and father Herman Lloyd.Midge's mother worked as a civil servant for King County and her father was a teacher. Midge's mother was Lakota Sioux and grew up on a reservation in eastern Montana. Midge's father was raised on a farm in Montana. His family was from Germany, but were originally from Russia near the Valga River.
Midge grew up in the Pacific Northwest. For part of her childhood she lived in Snoqualmie Valley in Washington (state).She has an older half-sister named Julie.
In 2008, Midge received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho.
Midge's poetry is noted for its depiction of a self divided by differing identities, and for a strong streak of humor. 157:
In 2002, Finnish composer Seppo Pohjola commissioned Midge's work into a performance called Cedars for a choral ensemble that was produced at Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theater in Seattle.In 2015, Cedars was produced by the Mirage Theatre Company at La MaMa in New York City. The work is a mixture of poetry and prose set to music. The newer version incorporates work by many Native American writers who in addition to Midge include Alex Jacobs, Arthur Tulee, Deborah A. Miranda, Evan Pritchard, Gail Tremblay, Joseph Bruchac, Martha Brice, Molly McGlennen, and William Michael Paul.
Midge was a humor columnist for Indian Country Media Network's Indian Country Today .
In 2019, Midge published a memoir called Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's from University of Nebraska Press.
Midge's poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction has appeared in McSweeney's, The Toast Butter Blog, Waxwing, Moss, Okey-Pankey, Mud City, Apex, The Rumpus, Yellow Medicine Review, The Raven Chronicles, North American Review and World Literature Today, and has been widely anthologized.
Midge was a professor at Northwest Indian College, where she taught writing and composition.
In Spring 2019, she was the Simons Public Humanities fellow for University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities.
Midge lives in Moscow, Idaho, which she refers to as Nez Perce country, as well as Seattle, Washington.
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Midge entertains with her wit and humor, but also reminds readers of the horrors of contemporary life, which are not spiders or the ghosts of Indians murdered in the late nineteenth century, but rather a hollow consumerism.