<strong>Reading (11/27)</strong>

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National Book Award Finalist  
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Reads from Look at This Blue

FREE • Sunday, November 27 •  2 PM  
Back to the Grind

3575 University Avenue  • Riverside, CA 92501

Join Inlandia at Back to the Grind with National Book Award Finalist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke to celebrate her nationally-acclaimed book, Look at This Blue (Coffee House Press, 2022).

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, a Fulbright scholar, First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award recipient, recent Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, and U.S. Library of Congress Witter Bynner fellow, has written seven books of poetry, one book of nonfiction, and a play. Following former fieldworker retraining in Santa Paula and Ventura in the mid-1980s, she began teaching, and she is now a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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Praise for Look at This Blue

“Both ode and elegy for our natural and man-made environments, Allison Hedge Cokes Look at This Blue speaks of California’s inevitable loss, its ‘temporal melt,’ its ‘death-wish façade.’ Hedge Coke calligraphies this tragedy and mythos with such poignance that you will be riveted until the collection’s very last line. Look at This Blue is not only timely; it is necessary.”

—Lynne Thompson, Los Angeles Poet Laureate

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