Episode Twenty-Eight – Greg Keeler and Beatrice Murphy

For this episode, we were so honored to have a chance to sit down with our old friend, poet Greg Keeler. Greg taught at Montana State University for forty years, and toward the end of his career, he started writing a sonnet every day. He continues this practice to this day, but in 2018, Elk River Books put out a beautiful collection of 180 of these sonnets called The Bluebird Run. And in his very unique way, Greg asked us to make an unusual pairing for this episode, requesting that we talk about a woman who wrote a journal about her experience as a night nurse in Butte back in 1909. Selections from Beatrice Murphy’s journal were included in the anthology The Last Best Place, and it’s a shame she never got published anywhere else because her writing is delightful.

 

And in his very unique way, Greg asked us to make an unusual pairing for this episode, requesting that we talk about a woman who wrote a journal about her experience as a night nurse in Butte back in 1909. Selections from Beatrice Murphy’s journal were included in the anthology The Last Best Place, and it’s a shame she never got published anywhere else because her writing is delightful.


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