Allison Hedge Coke

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Birthday
4, 1958
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
Texas

About

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.

Trivia

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.