Humanities Happy Hour: Horsefly Dress
This month, join us for a conversation with Heather Cahoon (Salish, Kootenai), a poet and assistant professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana. Heather Cahoon’s recently published collection of poems, Horsefly Dress, is a transformative look at traditional stories and contemporary experiences. Register on Zoom.
“By weaving together stories of Cahoon’s 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. Rich in the imagery of autumnal foliage, migrating birds, and frozen landscapes, Horsefly Dress calls forth the sensory experience of grief and transformation. As the stories and poems reveal, the transformative powers associated with the human experience of loss belong to the past, present, and future, as do the traditional Salish-Pend d’Oreille stories that create the backbone of this intricate collection.” –University of Arizona Press