Dugan’s debut collection explores the evolution of the soul when age can no longer be used as an excuse not to change or when the pain becomes too great to remain the same. These poems reflect the rigorous self-examination it takes to reinvent yourself. Through love, grief, and loss The author does this, while never losing sight of his collective humanness.

The poetry collection, A Record Of Change, was an Amity Literary Prize finalist in 2023. Thaddeus Dugan resides in Topeka, Kansas and studies English/Writing at Washburn University. He has two cats, one named Araya and the other Eliot who supervise all his writing endeavors. In his spare time he likes to read, write and observe all the conditions of the human experience. Find him on Facebook as TA Dugan:

Dugan’s poetry collection, A Record of Change, is a tapestry woven with the threads of age, love, and the poignant weight of loss. The author’s words remind us that vulnerability is the wellspring from which true metamorphosis emerges. Join Dugan on a voyage, where the soul’s evolution is illuminated through powerful writing that challenges, heals, and ultimately celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
“Attuned to the bluesy frequency of both inner and outer life, Dugan gives us a prescription. In this case, it is his poems—full of grit and softness, darkness and light. Give it a listen. It will help.
—Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Improvise

Further Acclaim for “A Record Of Change”:

A Record of Change is Thaddeus Dugan’s first book of poetry, and it is a powerful one. Dugan traverses philosophical evolution through his personal revelations about time, and the witnessing of death in both the physical sense and within intimate relationships.
Perhaps most astute are Dugan’s ponderings about himself and the changes he experiences through the devastation of loved ones lost.
Dugan utilizes powerful writing with unique phrasing. Both serve to piqué interest about his continuing life’s journey. This is a book you’ll savor time and again.”
—Ronda Miller, author of five poetry books including MoonStain, and the award winning children’s book, I Love the Child.

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