OH 438-02: Sheryl Noethe, Montana’s current (2012) poet laureate, discusses her extensive writing career, relationship and friendship with Montana poet, Ed Lahey. Noethe discusses the impact Lahey has had on her life and her writing. Noethe briefly mentions Lahey’s life in Butte and resultant manganese poisoning from his work in the mines. Additionally, Noethe recounts details highlighting Lahey’s idiosyncrasies, his difficult initial acceptance in the Missoula writing community, his prolific writing career, failing health, and ultimate death. Noethe also reads some of her original poetry inspired by Lahey and poetry in which he appears.
Ed Lahey, Poetry, Literature
Ed Lahey Oral History Project OH-438, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (40:57 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 438-02.mp3; OH438-002.pdf
Noethe, Sheryl, "Sheryl Noethe interview" (2012). Ed Lahey Oral History Project. 2.