Poet, writer and literary scholar Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will be featured at Second Sunday Poetry on July 10, 2016. Mish, who has participated in poetry readings and workshops across the nation for more than 20 years, will read from her recent work beginning at 2:00 pm in The Depot, 200 S. Jones. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.
Mish’s most recent books are a poetry collection, What I Learned at the War (2016) and Oklahomeland: Essays, (2015). Her first poetry book, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. Her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible (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.
Poetry by Mish has recently appeared in The Fiddleback, This Land, Naugatuck River Review, Concho River Review, LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Poetry Bay, Sugar Mule, ProtestPoems.org, Blast Furnace, World Literature Today, and in “Walt’s Corner” of the The Long-Islander. Her memoir-essay, “Broken Branches” was published in Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine.
Mish edited and introduced the 2010 anthology, Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing. She is also the editor of the award-winning Mongrel Empire Press and contributing editor for Oklahoma Today. Dr. Mish, who earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2009, is the Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as a faculty member in poetry and writing pedagogy.
To learn more about this and other programs at The Depot, phone 307-9320. Depot programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous individual and corporate donors.