Donald M. Hassler

Kent, OH 44240

Author's Bio

Last academic year, I was elected Chair of Faculty Senate at Kent. This coming academic year I will serve as Interim Chair of the English Department. I enjoy this "politics," have come to it in part from my edited book "New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction" (2008) and have published a set of poems on academic politics in "Emanations." The work above is complete, and I have now more academic "politics" writings in "Emanations Second Sight," (2012). The editors at "Poetry South" also included some of my work in "Valley Voices," and I had a piece of creative non-fiction in the Great Lakes Writers Project.

Publications and Prizes

A Gathering of Poets
(Kent State University Press, 1992)
Above the Bridge, Analog, Descant, Extrapolation, Hellas, Hiram Poetry Review, Ohio Writers Write, Onionhead, Poetry South, Tar River Poetry Review, The Finnish American, Tributaries, Valley Voices
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Nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize for a poem in "Poetry South."  Won the Eaton Prize in 1991 for best critical book on science fiction with my volume Isaac Asimov (Borgo Press, 1991).

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Akron, OH
For my 80th birthday, my sons edited a selection of my poems titled "High Latitudes: A Selection of Poems," edited by Don and David Hassler (2017) -- "...reflects on the theme of the traveler, voyager...."
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2017