William R. Lamppa
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

William R. Lamppa was born in Embarrass, Minnesota, in 1928, and attended the
University of Minnesota. Lamppa has depicted in his poetic works American farm
life unsentimentally and sometimes with a wry and ironic tone. Lamppa has worked
as a social worker and a teacher in Minnesota.


Lamppa, William R. In Familiar Fields with Old Friends. Boston, MA: Branden Press
Publishers, 1972.

The Crucial Point.

The Ancient Chariot.

---. “Finns in the North Country,” a short story, and “Soudan Iron Ore Mine,” a
poem. In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors,
Sampo the Magic Mill: A
Collection of Finnish-American Writing.
Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press, 1989.