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. Biographical information from Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer cite page of memoir

Career[edit]

Hedge Coke is a former National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer appointment for Hartwick College, an original 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 and is Visiting Artist of the University of Central Oklahoma. University of Nebraska Biographical Information Link for Endowed Chair [1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Blood Run", Salt Publishing (poems (free verse play)).[2]
  • Off-Season City Pipe, Coffee House Press (poems).[3]
  • Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, University of Nebraska Press (memoir).[4][5]
  • Dog Road Woman : Poems, Coffee House Press.[6]
  • Year Of The Rat, (Chapbook) Grimes Press.[7]
  • "Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing." Editor, Salt Publishing. 2012
  • "Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas", Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[8]
  • "Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing", Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.[9]
  • "Bone Light" by Orlando White, series editor, Red Hen Press. 2009.
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[10]
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University.[11]
  • 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)[12] 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.[13]
  • 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]

  • "Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing." Editor, Salt Publishing. 2012
  • "Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas", Editor, University of Arizona Press. 2011.[8]
  • "Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing", Pacific Rim, Editor, Salt Publishing. 2009.[9]
  • "Bone Light" by Orlando White, series editor, Red Hen Press. 2009.
  • From the Fields, Editor, California Poets in the Schools Press.[10]
  • Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry", Editor, Oregon State University.[11]
  • 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)[12] 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.[13]
  • Voices of Thunder: New Work from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Co-Editor with Heather Ahtone, Institute of American Indian Arts Press.

Writing available online[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

In an American Library Association starred Booklist review of Blood Run[14] 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.[15] Of Dog Road Woman Amiri Baraka described her as "skilled" and "spirited".[6][citation needed]

Mira Bartok's review of Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer in Fourth Genre[16]

Reviews highlighted on University of Nebraska Press page[17] include, Billings Gazette Reviewer's (Chris Rubich) statement as "Razor-sharp."

Nebraska Writers Page, "What the Critics Say" Gathers review listings at Creighton University.[18]

South Dakota Center for the Books Festival Featured Author[19]

Noted on Hate Crimes[20]

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.saltpublishing.com/books/ewk/1844712664.htm
  3. ^ http://www.coffeehousepress.org/offseasoncitypipe.asp
  4. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=671208&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
  5. ^ http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_BOM04.shtml
  6. ^ a b http://www.coffeehousepress.org/dogroadwoman.asp
  7. ^ http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/cokebib.htm
  8. ^ a b http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2299.htm
  9. ^ a b http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/ewk/9781844714070.htm
  10. ^ a b http://www.cpits.org/
  11. ^ a b http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foreign_lang/totopos/description.html
  12. ^ a b http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Life-allison-Adelle-Hedge/dp/0972237003
  13. ^ a b http://www.spdbooks.org/Products/14794/its-not-quiet-anymore-new-work-from-the-institute-of-american-indian-arts.aspx
  14. ^ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=News&template=/cfapps/xml/pr_inst.html
  15. ^ http://americanliterature.dukejournals.org/content/82/4/807.abstract
  16. ^ http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/fourth_genre_explorations_in_nonfiction/v007/7.2bartk.html
  17. ^ http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=671208&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1"
  18. ^ http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/cokecrit.htm
  19. ^ http://www.freewebs.com/sdfestivalofbooks/presenters.htm
  20. ^ http://karisable.com/crhate.htm
  21. ^ http://www.missq.msstate.edu/news.php?id=23
  22. ^ http://www.sdpb.org/Archives/ProgramDetail.asp?ProgID=6810
  23. ^ feed://podcast.com/show/74314/rss
  24. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=I3_cSqmbXd8C&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155
  25. ^ http://www.ct.edu/ctreview/journal/
  26. ^ http://www.unk.edu/acad/english/index.php?id=5913
  27. ^ University of Nebraska Biographical Page for Endowed Chair
  28. ^ a b http://www.unl.edu/plains/
  29. ^ a b c d http://www.artscouncil.sd.gov/aisc/lit5.aspx
  30. ^ http://connection.ebscohost.com/content/article/1040752718.html;jsessionid=641278835C9980FFE445D6476F57D412.ehctc1
  31. ^ a b c d http://www.wordcraftcircle.org/
  32. ^ http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foreign_lang/totopos/index.html
  33. ^ http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2006/issue2/0206p65.htm
  34. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-1680_2735_2784---,00.html
  35. ^ http://www.sfacf.org/
  36. ^ http://www.themodernword.com/Joyce/joyce_links.html
  37. ^ http://www.newmexicopresswomen.org/
  38. ^ http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/2821/prmID/1494
  39. ^ http://www.unk.edu/acad/english/index.php?id=39530
  40. ^ http://www.hartwick.edu/x1059.xml
  41. ^ The University of Nebraska at Kearney Endowed Chair Faculty webpage