Head to the Lilly Auditorium to hear Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate, will be reading from her collections Work Is Love Made Visible and What I Learned at the War. Mish is known for her poetry about family and for writing with a sense of place.
Norbert Krapf, former Indiana Poet Laureate, will join Mish and read several poems inspired by the pottery of Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), poems set in New Mexico, and a prose poem from his memoir American Dreams: Reveries and Revisitations.
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. She is the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate.
Mish has published poetry in This Land, Naugatuck River Review, Concho River Review, LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, World Literature Today, San Pedro River Review, About Place Journal, The Fiddleback, and Yellow Medicine Journal, among others. Essays and short fiction have appeared in Oklahoma Today, Sugar Mule, Crosstimbers, Red Dirt Chronicles, Cybersoleil, and The Emily Dickinson Society International Bulletin’s essay series, “Poet to Poet.”