Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
Childhood, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults, Youth at Risk, and those with special needs
Language Fluency: Spanish
Schools: Elementary, Middle, High and Alternative Ed
Community Sites: Art Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers and Parks & Recreation Centers
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a native Oklahoman who has earned her B.A., M.A., & Ph.D. (December 2008) in American Literature with a concentration in poetry. Her most recent full-length manuscript, Work is Love Made Visible, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2008 by West End Press. Mish's chapbook, TongueTiedWoman won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. Her poetry has also been published recently in LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Oklahoma Today, and Poetry Bay. Mish's creative non-fiction essay, This Oklahoma We Call Home, appeared in the Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Crosstimbers.
Mish has also published book reviews and academic critical essays on poetry and has performed poetry readings and workshops for more than 20 years including performances for the Performing Arts Studio Second Sunday Poetry Series in Norman, OK; the Red Dirt Book Festival 1 & 2; the C.W. Post Poetry Center at Long Island University; the Community Voice Series co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild in Albany, NY; the Telluride (Colorado) Institute's Native American Writers' Programs. She has been a featured reader for the Independent Artists of Oklahoma Poetry Series at Full Circle Books, The Knitting Factory Open Mic in New York and the 13th Annual Taos Poetry Circus Invitational Reading. Mish has also given repeat performances with the Woody Guthrie Poets at the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival in Okemah, OK.
- Workshop participants will gain a comfortable familiarity with poetry.
- Workshop participants will become acquainted with the works of selected important contemporary and historical poets.
- Workshop participants will learn to read poetry within its generic conventions.
- Workshop participants will gain basic fluency with poetic terms.
- Workshop participants will learn to write and revise poetry of several different types.
- Workshop participants may also learn to critique poetry, to present poetry orally in a public setting, to gather family, community and historical documents as source materials for poetry, and/or to compile, edit, and publish collections of poetry.