Donald M. Hassler

N/A
Kent, OH 44240
Phone: 
330-672-1778

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

Books: 
A Gathering of Poets
(Kent State University Press, 1992)
Journals: 
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
Prizes Won: 
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).

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Akron
Raised in: 
Akron, OH
work_excerpt: 
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