September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Allison Hedge Coke

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. She is founding faculty of the new Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing and Publishing MFA.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 11

3:00pm MDT

Saturday, September 12

3:30pm MDT