OH 438-07: An interview with Montana politician Pat Williams who served for Montana’s first district from 1979-1993. Williams grew up with poet Ed Lahey in Butte, Montana and regained contact with Lahey while in Congress and later when the two men resided in Missoula, Montana. Williams shares stories of his time meeting with Lahey in Missoula and his never-ending curiosity about Lahey’s talent and process as a writer. Williams talks about his shared Irish heritage and mining background with Lahey. Williams explains how those similarities play into Lahey’s personality as well as how they are demonstrated in Lahey’s poetry. Williams and Mark Gibbons, the interviewer, remember how Lahey used his poetry as a platform to express his strong political views.
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 (30:47 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (8 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 438-07.mp3; OH438-007.pdf
Williams, Pat, "Pat Williams interview" (2013). Ed Lahey Oral History Project. 6.