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. Her first 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. She has been awarded a 2010 residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts and a scholarship for a 2012 Vermont Studio Center residency. Dr. Mish was previously Poet-Scholar in Residence with World Literature Today and is currently a member of the faculty of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University.
Mish has published poetry in LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Oklahoma Today, Poetry Bay, Sugar Mule, Blast Furnace, and in “Walt’s Corner” of the The Long-Islander. Mish’s creative non-ﬁction essay, “This Oklahoma We Call Home,” appeared in Crosstimbers. 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 Mongrel Empire Press (www.mongrelempire.org), and web administrator for the Oklahoma Poetry Portal and the PoetryArtsOK email list.
For more information, visit www.tonguetiedwoman.com.
Release party for the book that goes by the title of Woody’s tune, “Ain’t Nobody that Can Sing Like Me.”