Working-class poet awarded Oklahoma State Poet Laureate

WCSA member Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA at Oklahoma City University and advisor to Red Earth Review, was appointed as Oklahoma State Poet Laureate (March 2017 -December 2018).  Click here for the official press release.

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.

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