Dexter Roberts describes his relationship to Ed Lahey as fellow colleagues in the University of Montana English department throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. Roberts tells about a number of political activism activities against the Vietnam War in which both he and Lahey took part, including a sit-in in downtown Missoula, Montana and a demonstration at the ROTC building on campus. Roberts recounts several anecdotes of some of the stranger encounters with Lahey, a man known for his eccentricities. Roberts and Gibbons discuss the merits of Lahey's poetry and his lasting impact on Missoula’s literary history.
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 (39:55 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (11 p. : 28 cm.)
Roberts, Dexter, "Dexter Roberts Interview, September 12, 2012" (2012). Ed Lahey Oral History Project. 1.