Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

P O Box 475
Arcadia, OK 73007

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: This Land Press, Konch, 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.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

(Editor) They Wanted Children (SFSD Press, 2004)
(Editor) Coming to Life (SFSD Press, 2002)
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (paperback) (Bison Books, 2014)
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (hardcover) (University of Nebraska Press, 2004)
Kenyon Review


American Fiction
Black Renaissance Noire
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Effigies II (editor) (Salt Publishing, 2014)
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (Editor) (University of Arizona Press, 2011)
Effigies (Editor)) (Salt Publishing, 2009)
(Editor) Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry/To Topos Intl (Poetry Enterprises, 2006)
(Editor) It's Not Quiet Anymore (Institute for American Indian Arts, 1993)
(Co-Editor) Voices of Thunder (Institute for American Indian Arts, 1992)
Streaming (Coffee House Press, 2014)
Blood Run (Salt, 2007)
Off-Season City Pipe (Coffee House Press, 2005)
Dog Road Woman (Coffee House Press, 1997)
The Year of the Rat (Grimes Press, 1995)
Prizes won: 

Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress), American Book Award, Lifetime Achievement Award NWCA, Woodcrafter of the Year, WCNWS, IPPY Award, Distinguished Writer in Residence, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, an Artist in Residence University of Central Oklahoma, a 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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Last update: Jan 14, 2016