Oklahoma 2017-18 poet laureate to speak at Tishomingo library


The Murray State College Language Arts Department will sponsor an appearance by Oklahoma 2017-18 Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish at downtown Tishomingo’s library on April 9, 2018.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Mish has put Tishomingo on her schedule of speaking engagements.  Learning more about her story and accomplishments will be a great opportunity for all of us,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Mish is also director of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA @ Oklahoma City University where she serves as advisor to Red Earth Review and as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy, professional writing, and the craft of poetry.

For more information, contact Jeana West at

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