Jeanetta Calhoun Mish’s most recent books are What I Learned at the War, a poetry collection (West End Press, 2016) and Oklahomeland: Essays (Lamar University Press, 2015). Her 2009 poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible (West End Press) won an Oklahoma Book Award, a Wrangler Award, and the WILLA Award from Women Writing the West. Her first collection, a chapbook entitled Tongue Tied Woman, won the 2001 Edda Poetry Chapbook for Women Competition.
Anthology publications include poems in Returning the Gift, The Colour of Resistance and The Eloquent Poem; she has published poetry in many magazine and journals such as About Place and Yellow Medicine Review. Jeanetta was named Oklahoma State Poet Laureate in 2017 and, in 2019, she was awarded a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
Mish is editor of Mongrel Empire Press, which was recognized as 2012 Publisher of the Year by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. She has served as contributing editor for World Literature Today and Sugar Mule: A Literary Journal; she is currently a contributing editor for Oklahoma Today. She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Dr. Mish is a faculty mentor for The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA @ Oklahoma City University where she teaches criticism and theory, poetics, poetry craft, and research for writers.