Fierce Love & Reckoning / Group Reading Poetry Event

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Occasioned by the publication of Tiffany Midge’s much-awaited new collection of poems, "The Woman Who Married a Bear" (University of New Mexico Press), this evening should be a spirited night of poems and performance.

Storme Webber is a Two Spirit, Alutiiq/Black/Choctaw, internationally-nurtured poet, playwright, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She creates blues-influenced, socially-engaged texts and images exploring identity, art activism, and the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, memory and spirit. Storme’s poetry collections include Diaspora, Blues Divine, and the forthcoming Noirish Lesbiana. Her solo theatre works include Buddy Rabbit, Noirish Lesbiana: A Night at the Sub Room, and Wild Tales of Renegade Halfbreed Bulldagger. Storme was honored to receive a 2015 James W. Ray Venture Project Award from the Artist Trust/Frye Art Museum Consortium. Storme’s work has also been supported & awarded by 4Culture, Hedgebrook, Richard Hugo House, Pride Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, CIRI Foundation, City of Seattle and Jack Straw Foundation.

Chrystos, Menominee poet and activist was born in San Francisco. In her work, she examines themes of feminism, social justice, and Native rights. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Not Vanishing (1988), Dream On (1991), and Fire Power (1995). Chrystos won the Audre Lorde International Poetry Competition and has received the Sappho Award of Distinction from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. A new book is in the works, titled "Savage Eloquence" which will be out in April.

Tiffany Midge (Standing Rock Sioux) recently published “The Woman Who Married a Bear” (University of New Mexico Press) which won the Kenyon Review Earthworks Prize for Indigenous Poetry. Her earlier book, “Outlaws, Renegades and Saints: Diary of a Mixed-up Halfbreed” won the Diane Decorah Memorial Poetry Prize from The Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. Tiffany received her Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Idaho and is Moscow, Idaho’s inaugural Poet Laureate. She is a contributor for Indian Country Today Media Network and has published nonfiction essays for The Toast, Butter Blog; fiction at Hinchas de Poesia, and The Raven Chronicles; and recent poems featured inYellow Medicine Review, Okey-Pankey and Electric Literature.
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