October 6, 2020
On Thursday, October 1, Heather Cahoon read from her new collection, Horsefly Dress, during a virtual book release celebration co-hosted by Fact & Fiction Books in Missoula, Montana, Birchbark Books and Native Arts in Minneapolis, and the University of Arizona Press.
In Horsefly Dress, Cahoon weaves together stories in her poems of family and tribal community with those of Coyote and his family, especially Coyote’s daughter, Horsefly Dress, the interactions and shared experiences show the continued relevance of traditional Séliš and Qĺispé culture to contemporary life.
The book release celebration, moderated by Savannah Hicks, University of Arizona Press marketing assistant, ended with a Q&A, asking Cahoon to follow-up on writing life, her poetry, and oral tradition.
Big thanks to co-hosts Fact & Fiction Books, and Birchbark Books and Native Arts. You can still order Horsefly Dress at either independent bookstore—Fact & Fiction and Birchbark.