Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar; she earned her Ph.D. in American Studies in 2009 from the University of Oklahoma. Her first book, <i>Tongue Tied Woman</i>, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. Her second poetry collection, <i>Work Is Love Made Visible</i> (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. She was awarded a 2010 residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts. Dr. Mish was previously Poet-Scholar in Residence with <i>World Literature Today</i> and is currently Interim Director and Faculty Mentor with The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University.
Mish has published poetry in <i>Naugatuck Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Oklahoma Today, Poetry Bay, Sugar Mule</i>, and in “Walt’s Corner” of the <i>The Long-Islander</i>. Mish's prose has been published in <i>Oklahoma Today, Cybersoleil</i>, and <i>The Red Dirt Chronicles</i>. Anthology publications include poems in <i>Returning the Gift</i> and <i>The Colour of Resistance</i>. She is also contributing editor for <i>Oklahoma Today</i> and for <i>Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine</i> (www.sugarmule.com) and the Editor of Mongrel Empire Press (www.mongrelempire.org).