OH 438-06: An interview with Hal Waldrup who was a longtime friend and acquaintance of Ed Lahey. Hal describes how he met Lahey and his relationship with Lahey as a nurse, a roommate, a friend, and professionally. Waldrup gives insight to some of Lahey’s mental health problems and how he maintained his extraordinary talent as a writer. Waldrup’s memories provide a rough timeline of Lahey’s life in Corbin, Butte, and Missoula. Waldrup touches on many of the major events in his own life and how they brought him into contact with Lahey. Mark Gibbons, the interviewer, also shares his knowledge and details about many of the events Waldrup mentions. Additionally, they both discuss various works by Lahey, some of the more personal influences in Lahey’s poetry, and their personal opinions on some of his poetry. Waldrup chronicles years from around 1970-2005 and Gibbons shares some of his experiences with Lahey after 2005.
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 (2:50:36 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (23 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 438-06.mp3; OH438-006.pdf
Waldrup, Hal, "Hal Waldrup interview" (2013). Ed Lahey Oral History Project. 7.