Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include The Year of the RatDog Road WomanOff-Season City PipeBlood RunBurn and Streaming as well as a memoir, Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer. She is the editor of the anthologies Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous AmericasEffigies and Effigies II and is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. Hedge Coke came of age working fields, factories, and waters and is currently at work on a film, Red Dust: resiliency in the dirty thirties, a new CD, and new poems. She has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor, Paul & Clarice Reynolds Chair in Creative Writing, University of Central Oklahoma Artist in Residence, the University of Hawai’i Distinguished Visiting Writer (2014) and as a Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, she is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside, where she teaches in Creative Writing and for the School of Medicine. Honors include Fulbright Scholar in Montenegro, and fellowships with the Great Plains Center, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, MacDowell, Lannan Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson, National Science Foundation / H J Andrews Forest, ACTC Twin Cities, Carr, Soul Mountain, Salon Ada, Black Earth Institute Emeritus Fellow, the Library of Congress 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Selected by US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and she was selected for an inaugural Tulsa Fellowship for Writers, 2017. Hedge Coke was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award NWCA, American Book Award, King*Chavez*Parks Award, Pen Southwest Poetry Award, IPPY Medal, Mayor’s Award for Literary Excellence, New Mexico Press Woman’s Award, Wordcrafter of the Year Award, multiple Mentor of the Year, Writer of the Year, Editor of the Year Awards, multiple AIROS Book of the Month picks, Teaching for Change Recommended Books, Split This Rock Recommended Books, Excellence in Teaching Awards, numerous grants, and the First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award/Excellent Foreign Poet 2018.

Events with Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Wind, Flag, Mind Moves - Global Reading
January 28, 2021

Wind, Flag, Mind Moves – a Binational Contemplative Writers Series. Mindfulness and creativity in the time of quarantine has proven to be challenging. But now more than ever, as we find ourselves unable to go outward, we are presented with the opportunity to turn inward. The Wind, Flag, Mind Moves series is an offering of exchanges designed to inspire writers along the creative path. Join us for this unique virtual line-up of readings, workshops and discussions, where we engage with notable authors and meditation practitioners as we explore the relationship of contemplative practices, social action, and the written word. Featured…