Fiction. Native American Studies. Ha-yen-doh-nees (Leo Cooper) was a member of the Heron Clan and served as President of the Seneca Nation of Indians from 1954 to 1956, before which he worked as a structure steel worker. He was a member and elder of the Jimmerstown Presbyterian Church as well as a 32nd Degree Mason, and he also lectured on anthropology and Native American culture at both Muhlenberg College and Edinboro College. The stories in this collection, along with his reflections on life and growing up on the Allegany Reservation, were found after his death in an old ledger book.
Christian Wiman is a poet and essayist and the author of three books, most recently Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet (Copper Canyon Press). His poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and The New York Times Book Review. He is married and lives in Chicago, where he is the editor of Poetry magazine, a position The New York Sun describes as "the equivalent of a bishopric in the American poetry world."Author City: USA