Native American Authors


Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Huron
Cherokee

Allison Adelle (A. A.) Hedge Coke, of Huron, Tsa la gi (Cherokee), French-Canadian and Portuguese descent, is an award-winning poet and author. She received an MFA from Vermont College, and an AFA from the Institute for American Indian Arts. Her writing has been included in many journals and magazines, as well as the anthologies Speaking for the Generations and the Lands (Univ. of Arizona Press, 1998) and Reinventing the Enemy's Language (W.W. Norton, 1997).



Allison Hedge Coke most recently taught at Hartwick College and Northern Michigan University, and is currently a professor of Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has worked with multiple youth programs including, Native youth, youth-at-risk, and incarcerated youth under the auspices of arts councils, Arts Corr, and CPITS.



She came of age working as a tobacco sharecropper and also worked with horses, in factories, in construction and as a commercial fisher. She is the former director of the American Indian Registry of Performing Arts, Hollywood, and former director Writer's Voice, YMCA, Sioux Falls, SD.

Awards and Honors

American Book Award, for Dog Road Woman, 1998

 

Online resources by or about Allison Adelle Hedge Coke:

A. A. Hedge Coke
Author: A. A. Hedge Coke and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Hedge Coke.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/hedgecoke/index.html

Bueno-Bye
Author: A. A. Hedge Coke
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by A. A. Hedge Coke from Neon Powwow.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/hedgecoke/poems/bueno.html

From Seeds
Author: A.A. Hedge Coke
Type: etext
Description: An excerpt from the A.A. Hedge Coke essay Seeds, from Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/hedgecoke/poems/AAessay.html

Rail
Author: A. A. Hedge Coke
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by A. A. Hedge Coke from Neon Powwow.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/hedgecoke/poems/rail.html

Books by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke:

Hedge Coke, Allison Adelle. Dog Road Woman
Minneapolis, Minn : Coffee House Press, 1997.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1566890616

Hedge Coke, Allison Adelle. Off-Season City Pipe
Coffee House Press, 2005.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 156689171X

Hedge Coke, Allison Adelle. Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival (American Indian Lives Series)
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803215274


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