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About the author
Larry J. Eriksson is the author of two books on sociopolitical issues, Business Decisions: the impact of corporate mergers and global capitalism on our lives and Broken Strings, Missing Notes: strengthening democracy and seeking justice in a nation out of tune, a book on business history, Waves of Silence: Digisonix, active noise control, and the digital revolution, three books of poetry, String Theory and Other Selected Poems, Collected Chapbooks: 2010-2016, and Word Waves: Poems, Stories, and Essays, and numerous poetry chapbooks.
He is a Wisconsin poet active in the Dickinson Poetry Series of Door County and a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He sees the world as filled with the music of poetry – a cosmic mystery driven by rhythms, rhymes, and riddles. His poems preserve memories, clarify thoughts, express concerns, explore feelings, or simply have fun with language and have appeared in numerous publications including The Capitol Times, the Peninsula Pulse, the Poets' Calendars of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the chapbooks No Breath is Lost and What Is Hidden published by the Dickinson Poetry Series, Verse Wisconsin, Equinox, N.E.W. Voices, and Justice.
During his professional career, he served as vice-president of research at Nelson Industries for 25 years where he was also a co-founder, vice-president, and director of Digisonix. Author of many papers and patents on acoustics, signal processing, and active noise control as well as chapters in two engineering books, he received his B.S.E.E. from Northwestern University, his M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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