MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke / Visiting Faculty / Poetry, Memoir, Publishing

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke's books include (poetry) Dog Road Woman, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, Streaming, and Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer (memoir).

She has published in five genres, has edited several magazines, book series, and anthologies, including: Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Effigies and Effigies II, has taught for numerous institutions and most recently served as a Distinguished Writer at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. She directs the Literary Sandhill Crane Retreat, performs with the band Rd Klā, and is currently directing an environmental documentary film, Red Dust: Native resiliency in the dirty thirties. Hedge Coke came of age working fields, factories, and waters, and serves as an alternative field mentor. Awards for her work include an American Book Award, a King*Chavez*Parks Award, a Paterson Prize, a Sioux Falls Mayor’s Award, and fellowships or residencies with MacDowell, Black Earth Institute, Hawthornden Castle, Weymouth Center, Center for the Great Plains, and Lannan at Marfa.