Allison Hedge Coke

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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

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.

Career[edit]

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 Study 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, Lenore-Rhyne,[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]

Poetry[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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-edited[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

  • Witter Bynner Fellowship Appointed by the US Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, 2016.[27][28]
  • Winner: Wordcrafter of the Year Award
  • Winner: 2015 IPPY Award – Bronze Medal (Independent Publisher Book Awards)
  • Finalist: 2015 Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for superior cover art.
  • Finalist: 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book.
  • Finalst: 2015 2015 Eric Hoffer Award.
  • Longlist: 2015 PEN/Open Book Award
  • 2014 Split This Rock Notable Book
  • 2014 Teaching for Change Notable Book
  • Four Pushcart Prize nominations in 2009 for work published in 2008.[29][30]
  • [31] Fellow University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Study. 2008-current.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Collaborative Grant in 2008-9.[32]
  • Paul Hanly Furfey Lecture. An Endowed Lecture. Association of Sociology in Religion. Boston, MA. 2008.[33]
  • Journal of the Year Editor in 2006–2007 Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers To Topos International Journal of Poetry Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry Oregon State University. 2008.[34]
  • King Chavez Parks Teaching Award[35] Northern Michigan University. 2005.
  • Book-of-the-Month, Native America Calling AIROS Native Radio Network, Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer. August 2004.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Artist Fellowship 2002.[32]
  • Excellence in Teaching AwardsSioux Falls Area Community Foundation. 2002 and 2004.[36]
  • South Dakota Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grants/Fellowships 1999, 2002.[32]
  • Dog Road Woman Winner 1998 American Book Award Before Columbus Foundation, finalist, 1998 Paterson Prize, finalist, Native Writers' Circle of the Americas First Book Award in Poetry.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Artist in Residence 1998-current.[32]
  • Abiko Quarterly Editor's Choice Award. Cid Corman, Editor. 1995.[37]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harball, Elizabeth (2018-01-16). "Allison Adelle Hedge Coke". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. ^ Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  3. ^ University of Nebraska Biographical Information Link for Endowed Chair
  4. ^ "Allison Hedge Coke". english.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  5. ^ Lenore-Rhyne
  6. ^ [1]
  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". Archived from the original on 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  10. ^ "Streaming | Coffee House Press". coffeehousepress.org. 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". saltpublishing.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  12. ^ "Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer - University of Nebraska Press". nebraskapress.unl.edu. 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". saltpublishing.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  15. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  16. ^ "Blood Run, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Poetry by individual poets, 1844712664 | buy from Salt". saltpublishing.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  17. ^ http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/off-season-city-pipe-2/
  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. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  20. ^ "Native America Calling". nativeamericacalling.com. 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. ^ http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/dog-road-woman-2/
  23. ^ "NCW--Selected Publications of". mockingbird.creighton.edu. 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. ^ https://www.loc.gov/poetry/prize-fellow/bynner.html
  28. ^ [2]
  29. ^ http://www.unk.edu/acad/english/index.php?id=5913
  30. ^ University of Nebraska Biographical Page for Endowed Chair
  31. ^ "Center for Great Plains Studies | University of Nebraska–Lincoln". unl.edu. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  32. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  33. ^ "EBSCO Online Library Search Engine Directory - Find Articles, News, Periodicals and Other Premium Online Content". connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  34. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  35. ^ "Redirect To Michigan.gov Portal". michigan.gov. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  36. ^ "Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation - Welcome". sfacf.org. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  37. ^ "Joyce - Links". Archived from the original on 2000-08-16. Retrieved 2014-12-13.

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