Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
JEANETTA CALHOUN MISH, OKLAHOMA POET LAUREATE + WOODY GUTHRIE CELEBRATION FEATURING POETIC JUSTICE
About Jeanetta Calhoun Mish: 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. Jeanetta is the 2017-2018 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate.
Mish’s most recent books are a poetry collection, What I Learned at the War (West End Press, 2016) and Oklahomeland: Essays, (Lamar University Press, 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 (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. Find out more here.
About Poetic Justice: Poetic Justice is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operating in Oklahoma jails and prisons offering restorative writing workshops to incarcerated women emphasizing voice, hope, and power to change. Students use transformational communication skills to lead restored, meaningful lives.