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Jeanetta Calhoun Mish's Books

Both homespun and sophisticated, this book of poems and family memories carries a bite: the author is an Oklahoma woman with a history of hard traveling and a feminist intellectual with a formidable critical vocabulary. She writes in a language of solidarity, affirmation, and love. The story of the daughter who left home, traveled the country, and returned to do her family proud is...
  from the Foreward by Justin Spring I liked Tongue Tied Woman.  I liked the title, I liked the idea, I liked the poems. Using a repeated theme or refrain in a collection is a difficult trick to pull off. The hook has to be rich enough, deep enough, to continue to attract our attention over a good length of time.  Jeanetta Calhoun's repeated theme and refrain, "tongue...