I was honored to receive a collection by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, a fine poet whose work we have published in the pages of the Blue Collar Review. This collection titled Work is Love Made Visible is as nitty-gritty as it gets. Mish writes primarily as a woman. These poem are rich in womanly perspective. She also writes as a Working Class Oklahoman. These are poems of family, of ancestors, brothers, sisters and relatives. This is a working class history up close and personal that we can all relate to devoid of nostalgia or sweet sentimentality yet filled with love and connection to the broader, yet personalized experience. The strong feminism evident in these poems is inseparable from the reality and consciousness of class.
This fine collection was published by West End Press through the University of New Mexico Press and at the low price of $12.95, it is well worth it.