September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Poetry Reading: Allison Hedge Coke

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Acclaimed poet Allison Hedge Coke, with support from the UM's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, will read from her new book Streaming, in conversation with her Coffee House Poetry Editor Erika Stevens. According to poet Adrian Matejka, as he writes of Streaming, "it is clear that in these urgent poems, and in this necessary book, we’ve found both the magnificent and the unforgettable.”


Allison Adelle Hedge Coke's books include authored (poetry) Dog Road WomanOff-Season City PipeBlood RunStreaming, and Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer (memoir) and edited anthologies Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous AmericasEffigies and Effigies II. Her latest published fiction is "Way the Crow Flies," in the Summer 2015 edition of This Land Press. She currently teaches for Vermont College, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Arkansas at Monticello and for the Jack Kerouac School Summer Writing Program of Naropa University (founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman) and recently served as a Distinguished Writer at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. Hedge Coke directs the Literary Sandhill Crane Retreat, performs with the band Rd Klā, and is currently at work on an environmental documentary film, Red Dust: 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 Independent Publishers Award (IPPY), American Book 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, Lannan at Marfa, and she was a fellow of Allen Ginsberg's and other Beats faculty at Naropa Institute through a Red Elk Scholarship and IAIA Award in 1992 and 1993.

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Erika Stevens

Erika Stevens is poetry editor-at-large at Coffee House Press and runs Quick Bread Editorial, an independent freelance editing business. Erika previously acquired creative writing, scholarly, and trade books for the University of Georgia Press.

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Allison Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke's books include authored (poetry) Dog Road Woman, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, Streaming, and Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer (memoir) and edited anthologies Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Effigies and Effigies II. Her latest published... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
Missoula Art Museum - Frost Gallery 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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