David Hassler

David Hassler, MFA directs the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. In 2009, he cofounded Traveling Stanzas, a community arts project which creates illustrations in response to poems generated from community workshops in schools, healthcare facilities, libraries, senior centers, and veterans’ organizations. Hassler is the author or editor of nine books of poetry and nonfiction, including Red Kimono, Yellow Barn; Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community; and Speak a Powerful Magic: Ten Years of the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Project. His play, May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, based on the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, was published by The Kent State University Press along with a Teacher’s Resource Book and was produced in 2020 as a national radio play by the WKSU NPR station. Hassler’s awards include Ohio Poet of the Year, the Ohioana Book Award, and the Carter G. Woodson Honor Book Award. His TEDx talk, “The Conversation of Poetry,” conveys the power of poetry to strengthen communities. In addition to his creative writing publications, he has co-authored articles on poetry, technology, and healing in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, and the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic By Naomi Shihab Nye (Editor), David Hassler (Editor), Tyler Meier (Editor) Cover Image
By Naomi Shihab Nye (Editor), David Hassler (Editor), Tyler Meier (Editor)
$23.70
ISBN: 9781606354391
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Published: Kent State University Press - April 5th, 2022

Speak a Powerful Magic: Ten Years of the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Project By Naomi Shihab Nye (Foreword by), Wick Poetry Center Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606353776
Published: Kent State University Press/Black Squirrel Bo - April 30th, 2019

I Hear the World Sing (Sento Cantare Il Mondo): Italian and American Children Joined in Poetry (Bambini Italiani E Americani Uniti in Poesia) By David Hassler (Editor), Jessica Jewell (Editor), Stephanie Siciarz (Editor) Cover Image
By David Hassler (Editor), Jessica Jewell (Editor), Stephanie Siciarz (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781606353899
Published: Kent State University Press - September 24th, 2019

May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 By David Hassler, Tom Hayden (Foreword by) Cover Image
By David Hassler, Tom Hayden (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781606351659
Published: Kent State University Press - April 5th, 2013

Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community By Gary Harwood (Photographer), David Hassler (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Robert Coles (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gary Harwood (Photographer), David Hassler (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Robert Coles (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780873388733
Published: Kent State University Press - August 11th, 2006