The Woman Who Married A Bear: Poems (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series)
The Woman Who Married a Bear: Poems (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series)
Winner of the Kenyon Review Earthworks Prize for Indigenous Poetry, Tiffany Midge deftly weaves Plains Indian myths into the present day and seeks to define love, the nature of desire, and identity in the twenty-first century. The book includes a series of poems, each titled “Considering Wakantanka,” that connect the themes throughout the book. The Woman Who Married a Bear showcases the wholly individual voice of a talented poet.
“The Woman Who Married a Bear is a book that works both with and against our expectations. . . . These poems quietly but profoundly call us to listen and observe.”―Fourth & Sycamore
“In this ranging, courageous collection, Tiffany Midge draws us deep into the world of her people, the Plains Indians, with a contemporary acuity that transcends both history and time.”―Kenyon Review
“Here, in a gorgeous unraveling of image and musicality, poems transform before our very eyes from song to wit to myth to prayer.”
―Lee Ann Roripaugh, author of On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year
About the Author
Tiffany Midge is also the author of Outlaws, Renegades...