Allison Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American poet and editor. Her debut book, Dog Road Woman, won the American Book Award and was the first finalist of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Diane DeCora Award. Since then, she has written five more books and edited eight anthologies.

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
BornAugust 4, 1958
Amarillo, Texas, United States
OccupationPoet, writer, artist, performer, filmmaker, educator, organizer
GenrePoetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, script, lyrics
Notable worksDog Road Woman; Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer; Off-Season City Pipe; Blood Run Streaming
Notable awardsAmerican Book Award,
King/Chavez/Parks Award
Website
allisonhedgecoke.com rdkla.com

Hedge Coke is of mixed indigenous and European ethnicity, and many of her works, such as Blood Run and Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer explore her indigenous heritage.[1]

CareerEdit

Hedge Coke graduated from Institute of American Indian Arts and from Vermont College with an MFA.[1]

She held a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer appointment for Hartwick College (2004). She is an original and emeritus fellow of the Black Earth Institute Think-Tank, a MacDowell Colony for the Arts Fellow, a Hawthorden Castle Fellow, a Soul Mountain Fellow, a Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities Fellow, a Lannan Foundation residency fellow, and a current University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow (flagship campus). She served as the Distinguished Paul W. Reynolds and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Endowed Chair in English, and as an Associate Professor of Poetry & Creative Writing in the English Department of the University of Nebraska at Kearney (2007–2012) and University of Nebraska low-residency MFA program (2007-current).

She was visiting Artist of the University of Central Oklahoma (2012–2014), and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa[2] (2014). [3][4] She has also served as a Visiting Writer for the University of California Riverside (2014) and University of California Riverside–Palm Desert (2008), and taught for Northern Michigan University, the University of Arkansas, Lenoir-Rhyne University,[5] Kilian College, and the University of Sioux Falls. Hedge Coke is a founding faculty member of the full residency Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing and Publishing (2015–),[6] teaches for Oklahoma City University's Red Earth MFA (2016–), and is visiting faculty for the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. She has directed the annual Literary Sandhill Crane Retreat, in conjunction with her studies in migration patterning influence on flyway communities, since 2007. Hedge Coke is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.[7]

PoetryEdit

Hedge Coke's work Blood Run, a collection of 66 poems, was inspired by the traditions of the Native American Mound Builders and their earthworks. The poems show a mathematical patterning based on the numbers four, three and seven and on the sequence of the first 24 primes.[8]

DiscographyEdit

  • Streaming, Long Person Records (Yvwi Gvnahita), with trio project Rd Klā (album)[9]

BibliographyEdit

  • Streaming, Coffee House Press (poems). ISBN 978-1-56689-375-6[10]
  • Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing. Editor, Salt Publishing. 2014[11] Native America Calling Book of the Month
  • Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, University of Nebraska Press (memoir, paperback edition), ISBN 978-0-8032-4846-5[12]
  • Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[13]
  • Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing, Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.[14]
  • Acquisition editor: Bone Light by Orlando White, Red Hen Press. 2009.
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University.[15]
  • Blood Run", Salt Publishing (free verse play poems) ISBN 1844712664[16]
  • Off-Season City Pipe, Coffee House Press (poems) ISBN 978-1-56689-171-4[17]
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[18]
  • Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, University of Nebraska Press (memoir) ISBN 978-0-8032-1527-6[19][20]
  • They Wanted Children, Editor, Sioux Falls School District Press. (Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota))
  • Coming to Life, Editor, Sioux Falls School District Press, (Sioux Falls School District)[21]
  • Dog Road Woman : Poems, ISBN 978-1-56689-061-8, Coffee House Press.[22]
  • Year Of The Rat, (Chapbook) Grimes Press.[23]
  • It's Not Quiet Anymore: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Senior Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press.[24]

In anthology

Books edited or co-editedEdit

Edited books

  • Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing. Editor, Salt Publishing. 2014[25]
  • Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[13]
  • Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing, Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.
  • Bone Light by Orlando White, series editor, Red Hen Press. 2009.[26]
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[18]
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University. Oregon State University.[15]
  • They Wanted Children, Editor, Sioux Falls School District Press. Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota) Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota) Poems and stories of coping. The Lost Boys from Sudan, American Indian students, Immigrant...
  • Coming to Life, Editor, Sioux Falls School District Press. Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota). Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota)[21] Poems of Peace After 9-11.
  • It's Not Quiet Anymore: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Senior Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press. Institute of American Indian Arts Press.[24]
  • Voices of Thunder: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press.[24]

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Harball, Elizabeth (2018-01-16). "Allison Adelle Hedge Coke". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. ^ "Visiting Writers and Distinguished Writers in Residence – Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa".
  3. ^ "University of Nebraska Biographical Information Link for Endowed Chair".
  4. ^ "Allison Hedge Coke". english.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  5. ^ "Lenoir-rhyne Writing Program Director Discusses the Writing Life". Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe. no date. Retrieved December 16, 2019. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "MFA Nation 2016: A Compendium of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing" (PDF). Poets & Writers. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Allison Hedge Coke". Department of Creative Writing. University of California, Riverside. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ Allen, Chadwick (2010). "Serpentine Figures, Sinuous Relations: Thematic Geometry in Allison Hedge Coke's Blood Run". American Literature. 82 (4): 807–834. doi:10.1215/00029831-2010-046.
  9. ^ "Rd Klā & Allison Adelle Hedge Coke | Streaming". CD Baby Music Store. 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Streaming | Coffee House Press". coffeehousepress.org. Archived from the original on 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  11. ^ "Effigies II, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Laura Da', Ungelbah Davila et al., Poetry by individual poets, 9781844718955 | buy from Salt". Salt Publishing. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  12. ^ "Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer - University of Nebraska Press". nebraskapress.unl.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  13. ^ a b "Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas". uapress.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  14. ^ "Effigies, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, dg nanouk okpik, Cathy Tagnak Rexford & Brandy Nalani McDougall, Poetry anthologies (various poets), 9781844714070 | buy from Salt". Salt Publishing. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  15. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2009-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Blood Run, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Poetry by individual poets, 1844712664 | buy from Salt". Salt Publishing. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2015-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ a b "Welcome to California Poets In the Schools". cpits.org. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  19. ^ "Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer - University of Nebraska Press". nebraskapress.unl.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  20. ^ "Book of the Month 2004: August 25 - Book of the Month: "Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer"". Native America Calling. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  21. ^ a b "Coming to Life: allison Adelle Hedge Coke: 9780972237000: Amazon.com: Books". Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2014-10-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "NCW--Selected Publications of". mockingbird.creighton.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  24. ^ a b c http://www.spdbooks.org/Products/14794/its-not-quiet-anymore-new-work-from-the-institute-of-american-indian-arts.aspx[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "http://www.saltpublishing.com/writers/profile.php?recordID=208324 Archived 2014-11-08 at the Wayback Machine"
  26. ^ "http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/i-dont-stand-alone-poets-orlando-white-and-sherwin-bitsui-on-the-importance-of-mentors/">
  27. ^ "Witter Bynner Fellowships (Prizes and Fellowships, The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)". Library of Congress.
  28. ^ "English Department news". University of Nebraska at Kearney. 2008. Archived from the original on September 10, 2006.
  29. ^ "University of Nebraska Biographical Page for Endowed Chair".
  30. ^ "Great Plains Fellows: English". Center for Great Plains Studies, Nebraska. University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  31. ^ a b c d "Allison A. Hedge Coke". South Dakota Arts Council. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  32. ^ "EBSCO Online Library Search Engine Directory - Find Articles, News, Periodicals and Other Premium Online Content". connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13.[permanent dead link]
  33. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  34. ^ "Redirect To Michigan.gov Portal". michigan.gov. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
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