Nebraska Authors

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Born 1958 Amarillo, TX (USA)

The author writes from her mixed Native American heritage. She is a former Reynolds Chair in Poetry and Writing at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Executive Editor of the Platte Valley Review.

Places Lived

Amarillo, TX
Kearney, NE
Riverside, CA

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Long form poetry; Epic poetry; Native American subjects; Memoirs; Creative Nonfiction; Script; Lyric

Occupation

Director of the Literary Sandhill CraneFest
Professor, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, CA

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
University of California, Riverside, CA

Honors

University of Nebraska--Kearney Reynolds Endowed Chair in English, Poetry and Creative Writing, 2007-2012
Great Plains Fellow/Associate Fellow (2014–2016), Great Plains Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2008–2016
Lifetime Achievement Award, Native Writers Circle of the Americas, 2015
American Book Award for Dog,Road, Woman
King-Chavez-Parks Award
NWCA Lifetime Achievement Award
Library of Contress Witter Bynner Fellowship, 2016
Finalist of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Diane DeCora Award
Numerous Pushcart Prize nominations

Bibliography

Dog, Road, Woman. 1997.
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival. 2004.
Off-Season City Pipe. 2005.
Blood Run. 2006.
Effigies I. 2009.
Effigies II. 2014.
Streaming. 2014.
The Year of the Rat.
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas. 2011.
Burn. 2017.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)

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