Montana politician Pat Williams, who grew up with Ed Lahey in Butte, Montana, 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. He also recalls 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.)
Williams, Pat, "Pat Williams Interview, April 10, 2013" (2013). Ed Lahey Oral History Project. 6.