Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish recently published her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible with West End Press (in partnership with the University of New Mexico Press).  She has participated in poetry readings and workshops for more than 20 years, including repeat performances as a founding member of the Woody Guthrie Poets at the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma. Other venues include Telluride Institute’s Native American Writers Program; The Taos Poetry Circus Invitational ReadingRed Dirt Book FestivalScissortail Creative Writing FestivalC.W. Post Poetry Center at LIUNew York State Writers Institute Community Voices Series and Readings Against the End of the World, both in Albany, NY; and The Knitting Factory in New York City. Jeanetta’s first collection of poetry, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. She has published recently in LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas and Oklahoma Today. Her essay, “This Oklahoma We Call Home,” appears in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Crosstimbers. For more information, visit