Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Albuquerque, NM 87111

Author's Bio

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a scholar, poet, and prose writer; Her most recent books are Oklahomeland: Essays (Lamar University Press, 2015) and a poetry collection,What I Learned at the War (West End Press, March 2016). Mish’s 2009 poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible won the Western Heritage Award, the WILLA Award from Women Writing the West, and the Oklahoma Book Award. Mish’s chapbook, Tongue Tied Woman (2002), won the national Edda Poetry Chapbook for Women contest sponsored by Soulspeak Press. Her writings have been recently published or are upcoming in The Fiddleback, About Place Naugatuck River Review, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Halvard-Johnson’s Truck, Concho River Review, Yellow Medicine Review, and Mojave River Review. Jeanetta is editor of award-winning Mongrel Empire Press, and contributing editor for the literary journal Sugar Mule ( and for Oklahoma Today. She is Director of and a faculty mentor for the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA Program at Oklahoma City University.

Publications and Prizes

Work Is Love Made Visible
(West End Press, 2009)
Tongue Tied Woman
(Sarasota Poetry Theater Press, 2002)
Prizes Won: 
Edda Poetry Chapbook for Women Publication Prize, 2002 Western Heritage Award for Poetry, 2010 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry, 2010 WILLA Award for Poetry (Women Writing the West), 2010

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Wewoka, OK
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Last updated: Feb 02, 2016