Acoustics Expert Turns to Words

Larry J. Eriksson, an engineer moving from numbers to words, is the featured reader at the UUFDC’s Dickinson Poetry Series on July 8 at 7 pm.

Eriksson is a writer and poet living in Madison and Ellison Bay with his wife, Karen. He is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and 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, explore feelings, or simply have fun with language. They have appeared in numerous publications and are available at

For 25 years, he was vice president of research at Nelson Industries where he co-founded Digisonix and specialized in acoustics, signal processing and active noise control. He is the author of many technical papers, chapters in two engineering books, two books on sociopolitical issues, and a recent book on business history.

On the second Wednesday of every month, the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free. The UUF is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.