Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival

Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival

by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803248465
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: American Indian Lives Series
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,324,888
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Oklahoma, is a Great Plains Fellow at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is the author of The Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman (winner of the American Book Award), Off-Season City Pipe, and Blood Run, and she most recently edited Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and Effigies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Of Seeds
2. From Winds
3. When Fire and Water Meet
4. Ashes
5. Back to the Lands
6. Oceans, Rivers
7. Crossings

What People are Saying About This

Joy Harjo

In this memoir Allison Hedge Coke shows how 'story was part of everything' in her troubled childhood and in the adult world she came to write into poetry. Hers was also a 'childhood forged schizophrenically.' But the molten terror of a girl ringed round with her mother's imagined demons hardens into a shining imagination. Hedge Coke's love of land and people rings out as hard as steel and as true."-Heid E. Erdrich, coeditor of Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community and author of Fishing for Myth. "What I've always admired about Allison Hedge Coke's poetry is her astounding courage. And the ability to seamlessly weave the tobacco fields of childhood with the stark plains and hills of South Dakota. And more than all that-the shining spirit of compassion.
Mvskoke poet and musician

Simon J. Ortiz

Telling is one thing. That's what we do when we tell stories. But coming to know by experience and telling about it is another. Allison Hedge Coke in Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer shows us 'knowing' in her unique and wonderful way.
author of Out There Somewhere

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