Deidre McNamer, Jean-Marie Cook, and Patricia Anthony Grean Interview, September 19, 2006


Donna McCrea



Download Audio Interview (99.6 MB)

Download Transcript of McNamer, Cooke and Grean Interview (392 KB)


Jean-Marie Cook, Patricia Goedicke's sister, and Goedicke’s close friends, Deirdre McNamer and Patricia Anthony Grean, discuss Patricia Goedicke’s life and poetry. Cook discusses Goedicke’s childhood, focusing on the relationship she had with their psychiatrist father, as well as her cancer and medical history. The group describes Goedicke’s writing habits and routine, her path to publication, her teaching, and her relationships with her students. They also detail Goedicke’s commitment to poetry and to her husband, Leonard Wallace Robinson.


Media is loading

Document Type

Oral History


Poetry; Montana poets; Montana authors; Patricia Goedicke; Poetry publication; Poetry teaching; Leonard Wallace Robinson; University of Montana, Missoula; Creative Writing program, University of Montana; Deidre McNamer

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 407-001a,b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:19:08 minutes

Local Filename

OH_407_001_a_b.mp3; OH_407_001_a_b.pdf

Deidre McNamer, Jean-Marie Cook, and Patricia Anthony Grean Interview, September 19, 2006