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Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

Book talk with author Allison Hedge Coke

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room
Charles E. Young Library

Allison Hedge Coke came of age in fields, water, and factories, and her work combines musicality and vivid imagery to reveal profound truths of culture, class, and the fragility of the human condition. Winner of the American Book Award for her first collection of poetry, Dog Road Woman (1997), she currently holds the Reynolds Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Kearney and is on the visiting faculty of MFA programs at the University of California, Riverside and Naropa University.

Hedge Coke has given readings at international poetry festivals in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, and Venezuela. Her books include the poetry collection Off-Season City Pipe (2005); the memoir Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (2004); and the verse play Blood Run (2006), created to lobby for legislation and protection of this indigenous site spanning the border of Iowa and South Dakota. She edited eight additional collections, including Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (2011), Effigies (2009), and Effigies II (2012).

Cost : Free and open to the public

Download file: Sing-Flyer-wd-y3s.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Library, American Indian Studies Center

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