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Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Author's Bio

Allison Hedge Coke, poet, memoirist, fiction, & scriptwriter, has been an invitational performer in international poetry festivals in Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Canada, and Jordan and foreign poet at Shandong University in Wei Hai, China. Fiction publications include: Best American Fiction, Black Renaissance Noire, Indian Country Noir (Akashic), and Bombay Gin. She came of age cropping tobacco and working fields, waters, and working in factories. Hedge Coke has taught various art, theater, music, creative writing, literature, cultural philosophy, education, for pre-school, K-12, university & master classes. She came of age working fields, waters, and working in factories.

Publications and Prizes

(Editor) Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (University of Arizona Press, 2011), Blood Run (Salt, 2007), Off-Season City Pipe (Coffee House Press, 2005), Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (Bison Books, 2004), Dog Road Woman (Coffee House Press, 1997)
The Year of the Rat (Grimes Press, 1995)
(Editor) Effigies (Salt Books, 2008), (Editor) Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry/To Topos Intl Journal (Oregon State University Press, 2007), (Editor) They Wanted Children (SFSD Press, 2004), (Editor) Coming to Life (SFSD Press, 2002), (Editor) It's Not Quiet Anymore (Institute for American Indian Arts, 1993), (Co-Editor) Voices of Thunder (Institute for American Indian Arts, 1992)
American Fiction, Black Renaissance Noire, Bombay Gin, Florida Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Gatherings, Kenyon Review, South Dakota Review
American Book Award; four-time Pushcart nominee, the former National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor, Reynolds Chair, was awarded a King-Chavez-Parks Award, Sioux Falls Mayor's Award for Literary Excellence, Paul Hanly Furfey Lecturer; Named Fellow?Resident: Great Plains Fellow, Black Earth Institute, Weymouth Center, MacDowell, Hawthornden Castle, Atlantic Center for the Arts; 2 Writer of the Year Awards; 2 Editor of the Year Awards, a National Literary Mentor of the Year Award; was a Visiting Professor at Shandong University; Delegate, United Nations Women in Peacemaking Conference; Speaker/Facilitator UN Lit Panel; Charlie and Thelma Willis Memorial Award Editor’s Choice, Abiko Quarterly International, Japan; New Mexico Press Women’s Association Writing Award; Zora Neale Hurston Award; Naropa Poetry Prize; Multiple State, Regional, and Local fellowships/grants/awards....

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