Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

b. 1958
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke grew up in North Carolina, Texas, Canada, and the Great Plains region and is of Huron, Metis, French Canadian, Portuguese, English, Irish, Scot and mixed Southeastern Native heritage. Hedge Coke has worked as a mentor and teacher with Native Americans and several other at-risk youth communities. She founded and directed a Y-Writers Voice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she created youth and labor outreach programs, and has worked as an artist in residence for numerous programs in the state and nationwide. She currently teaches for the Red Earth MFA in Oklahoma City.

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