Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction) | Albuquerque, NM

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Jeanetta Calhoun Mish has published poetry, fiction, and essays in The Fiddleback, This Land, Naugatuck River Review, Concho River Review, LABOR, San Pedro River Review, Blast Furnace, Yellow Medicine Review,, Sugar Mule, Red Dirt Chronicles, and Cybersoleil. Her 2009 poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible, won an Oklahoma Book Award, a Wrangler Award, and a WILLA Award from Women Writing the West. Dr. Mish is the Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy and the craft of poetry.


Work is Love Made Visible (West End Press, 2009)
Work is Love Made Visible (West End Press, 2009)
Oklahomeland: Essays (Lamar University Press, 2015)
Oklahomeland: Essays (Lamar University Press, 2015)

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Oklahomeland is a tribute to the history, spirit, and red dirt soil of Jeanetta Calhoun Mish’s beloved home state, and readers couldn’t ask for a better guide to the region’s literature, culture, arts, landscape and community than the author, a poet-scholar of the first order. Mish’s understanding of her material runs deep; her assessments are clear-eyed and penetrating; her writing is gorgeous. You’ll learn much from this collection—and you’ll reread it for the pleasure of the prose alone.
—Kat Meads, author of 2:12 a.m.—Essays and Born Southern and Restless

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