Allison Hedge Coke

MacDowell Colony Fellowship
Author: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Credits: SherwinBitsui

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is from Huron, Metis, Cherokee, Creek, Portuguese, French-Canadian, Irish, Scot, and English heritage. Her books include: (American Book Award) Dog Road Woman and Off-Season City Pipe poetry (Coffee House Press); Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer, a memoir (UNL Press) and Blood Run, a verse-play (Salt Publications). Hedge Coke edited nine additional collections, including Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and Effigies. She has received residencies/fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony of the Arts, Weymouth Center of Arts and Humanities, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hawthornden Castle, and Kimmel Harding Nelson. She came of age cropping tobacco, working fields, waters and working in factories and has worked in performing, dvisual, and literary arts. In 2015, Coffee House Press will publish a new double volume collection.