Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke came of age working in fields, factories, and waters. A labor and environmental poet, with mixed descendance, Hedge Coke was a sharecropper by the time she was mid-teens and continued manual labor until retraining for former fieldworkers nearing thirty years of age, after disabilities precluded continuation. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke teaches for UC Riverside, and is the author/editor of 18 books, including Look at This Blue, Burn, Streaming, Blood Run, Off-Season City Pipe, Dog Road Woman, The Year of the Rat, Effigies I, II, & III, Ahani, and Sing.