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Allison Hedge Coke

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Allison Adelle Hedge Coke's many books include Look at This Blue (Coffee House Press, 2022), which won the 2022 Emory Elliott Book Award and was a finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry, the 2023 Firecracker Award, and the 2023 ASLE Creative Book Award.

A Fulbright scholar, First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award recipient, Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, and U.S. Library of Congress Witter Bynner fellow, she has written numerous books of poetry, one book of nonfiction, and a play.

Hedge Coke came of age working fields, factories, and waters. For the past thirty years, she’s worked in literary activism and intervention, and is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

  • 2011