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UCO to Host Reading from Award-Winning Poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Sept. 18, 2013

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, University Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121,


The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program will host a free, open-to-the-public reading from poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish at 7 p.m., Sept. 25 in the Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building on Central’s campus as a part of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing Readers’ Series.

Scholar, teacher and award-winning poet, Mish also serves as the editor of Mongrel Empire Press and director of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA Program at Oklahoma City University.

"In Oklahoma, Jeanetta is arguably at the forefront of a literary renaissance, both in publishing, and due to her award-winning poetry,” said Constance Squires, Ph.D., associate professor of English.

Mish’s poetry collection, “Work Is Love Made Visible,” won the Western Heritage Award, the Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry and the WILLA Award for Poetry. “Tongue-Tied Woman,” Mish’s first collection of poetry, won the 2002 Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women.

For additional information, contact Squires at 405-974-5616 or


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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma will host award-winning poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish for a free, public reading at 7 p.m., Sept. 25 at Pegasus Theater in Central’s Liberal Arts building.