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Madness: Crisis in America by Larry J. Eriksson.

5½ x 8½ chapbook; 32 pages; 2017.


The 28 political poems and prose pieces in this chapbook include "An American Election," "The Road to Chaos," "At the Edge of the Abyss," "A Comedy of Errors or a Tragedy?," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Nightmares for Dreamers," "Demagogic Diplomacy," and "The Captain of Our Ship" challenging the direction of our country, poems on the environment including "Point of No Return" and "Living with Richard Parker," and poems like "On Wisconsin?"on the problems facing Wisconsin.


Madness may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Madness [pdf 202k]


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Selected Poems by Larry J. Eriksson.

Second Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 39 pages; 2016.


This chapbook is a collection of poems primarily from earlier chapbooks. The 38 poems include five poems published in the Poets' Calendars of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, “String Theory” and "Dusk in Summer" published in the Peninsula Pulse, "Canine Therapy,” “Marital Alchemy,” and “At a Northwoods Grill” published in the chapbook What Is Hidden (Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, UUFDC, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 2013), "Moonlight on the Goldenrod" and "Rocky Tees Golf Course," published in the chapbook No Breath Is Lost (Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, UUFDC, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 2010), “Living with Richard Parker” published in N.E.W. Voices, and “Godparent to a Butterfly,” a visual poem on the life of a Monarch.


Selected Poems may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Selected Poems [pdf 1.1 MB]


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Marching by Larry J. Eriksson.

Third Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 32 pages; 2016.


The 21 political poems in this chapbook include "Turning Back the Clock" on the 2011 protests in Madison, Wisconsin, "Political Fairy Tales" on the recent economic crisis, "Back to Serfdom" on the decline of the middle class, "Living with Richard Parker" on the environmental problems that we face, "Chip Seal Nation" published on the Verse Wisconsin web site, and "On Wisconsin?" on the problems facing Wisconsin.


Marching may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Marching [pdf 140k]


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Magic by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 32 pages; 2016.


This chapbook features poems that explore the magical aspects of our life experiences. Its 30 poems include “A Blue Sheen” about our fragile planet, the autobiographical poems “Networking Through the Ether” and “Serendipity,” the reflective poem “Golf and Music,” the environmental poem “The Threat Within,” and the political poem “A Land of Serfs” accompanied by “Opinion Page Haiku.”


Magic may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Magic [pdf 1.2 MB]


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Moving by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 32 pages; 2015.


This chapbook features poems on various forms of movement. Its 28 poems include “The Tool Shop,” “Steel Swallows,” “Ode to Science Past” published in the Summer 2015 Museletter of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, “The Dance of Life” read at the UUFDC Poetry Sunday on April 26, 2015, “Vietnam Redux,” “On Wisconsin?” “Bewildered,” “The Vanishing Reader,” “Light Music” published in the 2016 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and the humorous poems “In the Dark” and “The Old Course.”


Moving may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Moving [pdf 900k]


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MoodSwings by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 28 pages; 2014.


The 26 poems in this chapbook include “The Last Sounds of Summer” published in the 2015 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, “Feeding the Birds” read at the UUFDC Poetry Sunday on April 6, 2014, “What is Justice?” and “Earth Day Headlines” read at the Dickinson Poetry Series on April 9, 2014. “The Wars Never Fought” read at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Aug. 14, 2013, and the humorous poems “Why I Don’t Play Golf Anymore” read at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Sept. 12, 2012, and “Antiques Sideshow” read to the Peninsula Poets in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, on June 14, 2014.


MoodSwings may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: MoodSwings [pdf 285k]


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Memories by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 28 pages; 2013.


The 24 poems in this chapbook include "Family Reunion" published in the 2013 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, "The Namekagon Crossroads" based on a poem published in the 2014 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, "Dusk in Summer" published in the Peninsula Pulse, and "Canine Therapy" published in the chapbook What Is Hidden (Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, UUFDC, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 2013).


Memories may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Memories [pdf 378k]


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MindGames by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 28 pages; 2012.


This chapbook of 27 poems explores time and space, connections and community, engineering and computers, and the cycles of life. It includes "Nosing Around the Alley" published in the 2012 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, "Vernal Bonfire," published in Equinox, "Night Ride," "Marital Alchemy," "Ode to the Computer," and "Special Collections in the Library Annex."


MindGames may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Mindgames [pdf 357k]


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Music by Larry J. Eriksson.

Third Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 12 pages; 2016.


This brief chapbook features eight poems on the violin: "A Violin's Life," "The Student Violinist," "Violin Fingering," "Music from the Bow," “Golf and Music,” “Light Music,” “Marching Strings,” and "String Theory," the latter published in the Peninsula Pulse, Door County, Wisconsin.


Music may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Music [pdf 344k]


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Mysteries by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 16 pages; 2011.


This chapbook features the narrative poem "Mysteries: reflections on life and death." This poem consists of six parts: (1) Things big and small, (2) The elusive present, (3) The puzzle of existence, (4) Thinking about thinking, (5) Searching for meaning, (6) What are we leaving? The text is accompanied by seven photographs by the author.


Mysteries may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Mysteries [pdf 389k]


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Moments by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 24 pages; 2011.


The 23 poems in this collection focus on special moments in time and space including quiet moments, sad moments, and sporting moments. They include "Deerfield Diorama" published in the 2011 Poets' Calendar of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, "The Fellowship of the Leash," and "Nighttime in the Menomonee River Valley (ca. 1955)."


Moments may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Moments [pdf 315 k]


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Moonlight by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½ chapbook; 24 pages; 2010.


The 19 poems in this eclectic collection preserve memories, clarify thoughts, explore feelings, or simply have fun with language. They include "Moonlight on the Goldenrod" and "Rocky Tees Golf Course," published in No Breath Is Lost (Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, UUFDC, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 2010) and "String Theory" published in the Peninsula Pulse, Door County, Wisconsin.


Moonlight may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Moonlight [pdf 230k]


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