The Turning of Wheels

"In these poems, one discovers a life that, through the practice of poetry, has found depth, meaning, and a sense of the sacred. Larry Schug loves his life. He loves his wife, his friends, his home, and his physical work, and these poems are proof of this. They brim with good humor. Sometimes they are strange and inventive, sometimes hip and bluesy; mostly they are straightforward and bristling with the finely observed detail of a life well lived. They are a joy to read." –Joe Paddock

Larry Schug of Avon, MN

Larry Schug is retired from a life of various kinds of physical labor. He is currently a volunteer writing tutor at the College of St. Benedict and a volunteer naturalist at St. John’s University OutdoorU. He lives with his wife, a dog, and two cats near a large tamarack bog in St. Wendel Township, Minnesota. Larry is the author of seven books of poems–Scales Out of Balance (1990), Caution: Thin Ice (1993), The Turning of Wheels (2001), Arrogant Bones (2008), Nails (2011), and At Gloaming (2014) all published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a chapbook, Obsessed with Mud, published by Poetry Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota. Caution: Thin Ice was a 1993 Minnesota Book Award finalist and Arrogant Bones was a 2008 Midwest Book Award finalist. Larry has won three Central Minnesota Arts Board grants and was awarded a 2008 McKnight Fellowship for Writers.

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