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What I Learned at the War by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Award winning working class poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish returns with a new book on the West End Press list and new work that pays homage to a rough-and-tumble Oklahoma upbringing.

6 x 9 in. * 80 pages * ISBN: 978-0-9910742-9-7

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar. In 2015, Lamar University Press published her Oklahomaland, a first book of prose. Her debut poetry collection Work is Love Made Visible (West End Press), won an Oklahoma Book Award, a Wrangler Award, and a WILLA Award from Women Writing the West. She is the publisher of Mongrel Empire Press and director of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University.

“The power in these poems pitches confessional and kindred like a puck along some pocked seam of red dirt clodded sanity. Grief-drenched malady-reamed, and clumped up in some rancorous home front fault line ceremoniously split in the open wide, what proves revelatory beyond Mish’s poetic prowess, is her delivery of synchronicity in place and time–a sweet, sweet surrender.”–Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Author of Streaming