Fife Honor Lecture
Utah State University, Logan, UT
The dangers and difficulties of certain challenging occupations are sometimes expressed in the tradition of composing and reciting poems, often in the traditional ballad-form of rhymed couplets. This tradition, best-known in the cowboy poetry of the American West, also occurs among occupational groups and seems to have survived to a greater extent in the Pacific Northwest.
Lund, Jens, "“I Done What I Could”: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific Northwest" (2016). Fife Honor Lecture. Paper 3.