Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include Streaming, Blood Run, Off-Season City Pipe, Dog Road Woman, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Effigies, Effigies II, and Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer. Awards include an American Book Award, King*Chavez*Parks Award, Lifetime Achievement Award Native Writers Circle of the Americas, Wordcrafter of the Year Award, Pen Southwest Book Award, and the 2016 Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship. She is founding faculty for the VCFA MFA in Writing & Publishing program, and a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. Hedge Coke is mixed heritage, raised in North Carolina, Canada, and on the Great Plains.