Episode 74: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Allison Adelle Hedge Coke's poem "Look At This Blue."

Participant(s) Bio

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke was born in Texas and raised in North Carolina, Canada, and on the Great Plains. Of mixed heritage, she is a poet, writer, and educator. Though she left school to work in the fields as a child, she later took advantage of tuition-free community ed classes at North Carolina State University while a field worker.

She is the author of the poetry chapbook Year of the Rat (1996); the full-length poetry collections Dog Road Woman (1997), Off-Season City Pipe (2005), Blood Run (2006 UK, 2007 US), Streaming (2014), an illustrated (by Dustin Illetewahke Mater) special edition Burn (2017); and the memoir Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (2004, 2014).

Source: PoetryFoundation.org