Allison Hedge Coke


Allison Hedge Coke was born in Amarillo, Texas, United States on August 4th, 1958 and is the Poet. At the age of 65, Allison Hedge Coke biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
August 4, 1958
United States
Place of Birth
Amarillo, Texas, United States
65 years old
Zodiac Sign
Poet, Writer
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Allison Hedge Coke Career

She held a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer appointment for Hartwick College (2004). She is an original and emeritus fellow of the Black Earth Institute Think-Tank, a MacDowell Colony for the Arts Fellow, a Hawthorden Castle Fellow, a Soul Mountain Fellow, a Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities Fellow, a Lannan Foundation residency fellow, and a current University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow (flagship campus). She served as the Distinguished Paul W. Reynolds and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Endowed Chair in English, and as an Associate Professor of Poetry & Creative Writing in the English Department of the University of Nebraska at Kearney (2007–2012) and University of Nebraska low-residency MFA program (2007–current).

She was visiting Artist of the University of Central Oklahoma (2012–2014), and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2014). She has also served as a Visiting Writer for the University of California Riverside (2014) and University of California Riverside–Palm Desert (2008), and taught for Northern Michigan University, the University of Arkansas, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Kilian College, and the University of Sioux Falls. Hedge Coke is a founding faculty member of the full residency Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing and Publishing (2015–), teaches for Oklahoma City University's Red Earth MFA (2016–), and is visiting faculty for the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. She has directed the annual Literary Sandhill Crane Retreat, in conjunction with her studies in migration patterning influence on flyway communities, since 2007. Hedge Coke is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.


Allison Hedge Coke Awards
  • Witter Bynner Fellowship Appointed by the US Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, 2016.
  • Winner: 2015 IPPY Award – Bronze Medal (Independent Publisher Book Awards)
  • Four Pushcart Prize nominations in 2009 for work published in 2008.
  • Fellow University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies. 2008–current.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Collaborative Grant in 2008–9.
  • Paul Hanly Furfey Lecture. An Endowed Lecture. Association for the Sociology of Religion. Boston, MA. 2008.
  • Journal of the Year Editor in 2006–2007 Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers To Topos International Journal of Poetry Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry Oregon State University. 2008.
  • King Chavez Parks Teaching Award Northern Michigan University. 2005.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Artist Fellowship 2002.
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. 2002 and 2004.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grants/Fellowships 1999, 2002.
  • South Dakota Arts Council Artist in Residence 1998–current.
  • Abiko Quarterly Editor's Choice Award. Cid Corman, Editor. 1995.