Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s authored works include (poetry) The Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, Burn, Streaming, Look at This Blue, and a memoir, Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer, and a play, Icicles. She is the editor of ten poetry anthologies, most recently Effigies III. Hedge Coke directs Along the Chaparral, UCR Writers Week, Director of the Medical and Health Humanities Designated Emphasis at UCR’s School of Medicine, and the Sandhill Crane Retreat and is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. 2021 awards include induction into the Texas Institute of Letters, the George Garret Award, an emeritus return Black Earth Institute Fellowship, and a Legacy Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council (2021-2022).