Allison Hedge Coke

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Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American Book Award-winning American and Canadian poet of mixed Wendat-Huron/Metis/Cherokee/Creek/French Canadian/Portuguese/Irish/Scot/English heritage.[1]

Background[edit]

Hedge Coke was born in Texas and grew up and came of age in North Carolina, Canada, and on the Great Plains. Her early adult life was also spent in North Carolina until she was 27. Her mother suffered from schizophrenia and spent many years in asylums. From the ages of 13-27, her work includes factory packer, waitressing, field worker, sharecropper (tobacco, sweet potatoes), dog trainer, horse trainer, wrangler, construction (heavy equipment, frame carpentry, wrecking crew), commercial fisher, maid, songwriter, musician and after school program instructor. [2][3]

Career[edit]

Hedge Coke held a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer appointment for Hartwick College (2004), 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 current University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Great Plains Study Fellow {flagship campus}, 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 as a Visiting Artist of the University of Central Oklahoma (2012-2014). She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2014). [4][5]

Discography[edit]

  • Streaming, Long Person Records (album).[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Authored Books

  • Streaming, Coffee House Press (poems).[7]
  • Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, University of Nebraska Press (memoir, paperback edition).[8]
  • Blood Run", Salt Publishing (poems (free verse play poems)).[9]
  • Off-Season City Pipe, Coffee House Press (poems).[10]
  • Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, University of Nebraska Press (memoir).[11][12]
  • Dog Road Woman : Poems, Coffee House Press.[13]
  • Year Of The Rat, (Chapbook) Grimes Press.[14]

Edited Books

  • "Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing." Editor, Salt Publishing. 2014[15]
  • "Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas", Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[16]
  • "Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing", Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.[17]
  • "Bone Light" by Orlando White, series editor, Red Hen Press. 2009.
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[18]
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University.[19]
  • 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 (South Dakota)[20] 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.[21]
  • Voices of Thunder: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press.

Books edited or co-edited[edit]

Edited Books

  • "Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing." Editor, Salt Publishing. 2014[11] [22]
  • "Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas", Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[12] [16]
  • "Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing", Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.[13]
  • "Bone Light" by Orlando White, series editor, Red Hen Press. 2009.[23]
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[14] [18]
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University.[15] Oregon State University.[19]
  • 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)[16] .Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota)[20] 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.[17] Institute of American Indian Arts Press.[21]
  • Voices of Thunder: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press.*"Institute of American Indian Arts Press.[21]

Writing available online[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

In an American Library Association starred Booklist review of Blood Run[24] ALA reviewer Patricia Monaghan described Hedge Coke as William Blake.

Of the mathematic prosody in "Blood Run" Chadwick Allen won a Don D. Walker Award for his critical paper published in "American Literature" of Duke Journals.[25] Of Dog Road Woman Amiri Baraka described her as "skilled" and "spirited".[13][citation needed]

Mira Bartok's review of Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer in Fourth Genre[26]

Reviews highlighted on University of Nebraska Press page[27] include, Billings Gazette Reviewer's (Chris Rubich) statement as "Razor-sharp."

Nebraska Writers Page, "What the Critics Say" Gathers review listings at Creighton University.[28]

South Dakota Center for the Books Festival Featured Author[29]

Noted on Hate Crimes[30]

Interviews or autobiographical essays[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical information from Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer cite page of memoir
  2. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Rock-Ghost-Willow-Deer,671208.aspx Biographical information from Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer cite page of memoir]
  3. ^ [http://southernspaces.org/2010/placeholder-carolina-poems-love-and-labor
  4. ^ http://www.unk.edu/fah/english.aspx?id=27130 University of Nebraska Biographical Information Link for Endowed Chair]
  5. ^ http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?342
  6. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rdkla/
  7. ^ http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/streaming/
  8. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/978-0-8032-4846-5-Rock-Ghost-Willow-Deer,671208.aspx?skuid=23868
  9. ^ http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/ewk/1844712664.htm
  10. ^ http://www.coffeehousepress.org/offseasoncitypipe.asp
  11. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=671208&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
  12. ^ http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_BOM04.shtml
  13. ^ a b http://www.coffeehousepress.org/dogroadwoman.asp
  14. ^ http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/cokebib.htm
  15. ^ http://www.saltpublishing.com/shop/proddetail.php?prod=9781844718955
  16. ^ a b http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2299.htm
  17. ^ http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/ewk/9781844714070.htm
  18. ^ a b http://www.cpits.org/
  19. ^ a b http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foreign_lang/totopos/description.html
  20. ^ a b http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Life-allison-Adelle-Hedge/dp/0972237003
  21. ^ a b c http://www.spdbooks.org/Products/14794/its-not-quiet-anymore-new-work-from-the-institute-of-american-indian-arts.aspx
  22. ^ "http://www.saltpublishing.com/writers/profile.php?recordID=208324"
  23. ^ "http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/i-dont-stand-alone-poets-orlando-white-and-sherwin-bitsui-on-the-importance-of-mentors/">
  24. ^ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=News&template=/cfapps/xml/pr_inst.html
  25. ^ http://americanliterature.dukejournals.org/content/82/4/807.abstract
  26. ^ http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/fourth_genre_explorations_in_nonfiction/v007/7.2bartk.html
  27. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=671208&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1"
  28. ^ http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/cokecrit.htm
  29. ^ http://www.freewebs.com/sdfestivalofbooks/presenters.htm
  30. ^ http://karisable.com/crhate.htm
  31. ^ http://www.missq.msstate.edu/news.php?id=23
  32. ^ http://www.sdpb.org/Archives/ProgramDetail.asp?ProgID=6810
  33. ^ feed://podcast.com/show/74314/rss
  34. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=I3_cSqmbXd8C&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155
  35. ^ http://www.ct.edu/ctreview/journal/
  36. ^ http://www.unk.edu/acad/english/index.php?id=5913
  37. ^ University of Nebraska Biographical Page for Endowed Chair
  38. ^ a b http://www.unl.edu/plains/
  39. ^ a b c d http://www.artscouncil.sd.gov/aisc/lit5.aspx
  40. ^ http://connection.ebscohost.com/content/article/1040752718.html;jsessionid=641278835C9980FFE445D6476F57D412.ehctc1
  41. ^ a b c d http://www.wordcraftcircle.org/
  42. ^ http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foreign_lang/totopos/index.html
  43. ^ http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2006/issue2/0206p65.htm
  44. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-1680_2735_2784---,00.html
  45. ^ http://www.sfacf.org/
  46. ^ http://www.themodernword.com/Joyce/joyce_links.html
  47. ^ http://www.newmexicopresswomen.org/
  48. ^ http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/2821/prmID/1494
  49. ^ http://www.unk.edu/acad/english/index.php?id=39530
  50. ^ http://www.hartwick.edu/x1059.xml
  51. ^ The University of Nebraska at Kearney Endowed Chair Faculty webpage