Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Distinguished Professor University of California Riverside (2016–), 2020 Dan & Maggie Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals, University of Hawai’i Mānoa, recently served as a Fulbright Scholar in Montenegro (fall 2019). She formerly held the Paul & Clarice Reynolds Chair (University of Nebraska 2007-2012), was a Visiting Distinguished Writer (University of Hawai’i Mānoa, 2014-15), an NEH Visiting Distinguished Chair (Hartwick College 2004) and was a Visiting Artist-Writer (University of Central Oklahoma 2012-2014). Hedge Coke directs the Sandhill Crane Retreat and Along the Chaparral, memorializing the enshrined. Her books include: The Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman; Off-Season City Pipe; Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer; Blood Run; Streaming, Burn, Effigies I, II, & III. She came from cropping tobacco and working in fields, waters, and factories. Hedge Coke teaches poetry, writing, performance, literature, narrative medicine, and cultural theory and philosophy.