Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar; in 2009, she earned her Ph. D. in American Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has published critical essays in Stunned into Being: Essays on the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes and in Mediating Chicana/o Culture: Multicultural American Vernacular.
Her first poetry book, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002.
Her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible (West End Press, 2009), won the 2010 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry, the 2010 Western Heritage Award for Poetry from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the 2010 WILLA Award for Poetry from Women Writing the West.
Mish has published poetry in This Land, Naugatuck River Review, Concho River Review, LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Sexology: A Literary Journal, Poetry Bay, Sugar Mule, Blast Furnace, ProtestPoems. org, and in “Walt’s Corner” of the The Long-Islander. Mish’s creative non-fiction essay, “Remembering Number Nine,” recently appeared in Oklahoma Today. Anthology publications include poems in Returning the Gift and The Colour of Resistance, and the introductory essay for Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing. She is also the editor of the award-winning Mongrel Empire Press and contributing editor for both Sugar Mule: A Literary Journal and Oklahoma Today. Dr. Mish is the Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as a faculty member in poetry and writing pedagogy.
For more information, visit www.tonguetiedwoman.com.