Allison Hedge Coke


Birthday August 4, 1958

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Texas

Age 65 years old

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Award-winning poet and author whose literary works include Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer; Blood Run; and Dog Road Woman. She taught at Hartwick College as a National Endowment for the Humanities Writer-in-Residence.

Before Fame

She spent most of her young adult life in North Carolina.


She spoke at the 2006 United Nations Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Forum in New York City.

Family Life

She suffered greatly during her childhood as a result of domestic abuse and her mother's schizophrenia.

Associated With

She spent a good deal of time in North Carolina, as did Appalachian-themed writer Sharyn McCrumb.