Native American poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke draws on her background as a
tobacco sharecropper, factory worker, and fisherwoman.
Her collection, Dog Road Woman won the American Book Award
in 1998, and is an autobiographical sketch of a contemporary
mixed-blood native life in which she weaves a magnificent
tapestry of prayer, story and song. She will be joined by
Gabriel Rosenstock, Philip Cummings and Paddy Bushe for
a special bi-lingual reading and concert to celebrate the
publication of The Willow’s Whisper: A Transatlantic Compilation
of Poetry from Ireland and Native America, edited by Jill
O’Mahony and Mícheál Ó hAodha. Poetry will be interspersed
with music by Cormac Murphy on button accordion and
Caroline Ború on flute.