David Wasserman is an elementary school teacher and lives in the mostly quiet woods of Connecticut with his wife, Katie, and daughter, Lettie. His first collection of poems, Tiny Footcrunch, was published by Unsolicited Press in 2018. His next collection of poetry, Dealing, is inspired by the Tarot and features beautiful illustrations by Project Runway's Helen Castillo. It will be published by Unsolicited Press and available July 30, 2019. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NYC charity Literacy, Inc.
Tiny Footcrunch was born out of emotions and sharpened by society’s waning attention span. It delivers vast thoughts through tiny poems. Ten universal emotions. Sadness. Joy. Anger. Kindness. Fear. Love. Confusion. Humor. Curiosity. Hope. Ten petite poems carefully crafted and shepherded into each bloodline. This collection speaks to the era of texting tweeting twittering fast-paced visually digestible media we live in every day. Literature has changed. Long-form storytelling through print is falling out of favor while comments, posts and captions increasingly become the new narrative. These tiny poems bridge that divide. Savor suck snack stay on them - they are not meant to be devoured as if bite-size chocolates. Rather, bravely peel each poem back and reveal the many layers provided by each word, each line, each thought that pops into your head right at that pivotal moment when you have a raw wild running whipping racing through the forest visceral reaction to these . . . words on a page.
Tiny Footcrunch Book Trailer
This second collection of poetry, Dealing: tarot poems and pictures, is inspired by the Tarot and features beautiful illustrations by Project Runway's Helen Castillo. It was published by Unsolicited Press on July 30, 2019. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NYC charity Literacy, Inc.
Helen Castillo was born and raised with pen, ink, paintbrush, and sewing needle in hand. Her biggest inspiration is her mother's compassion and ability to trek through all difficulties with poise and grace. After three consecutive seasons of Project Runway, her dreams of becoming a world-renowned fashion designer have flourished, and with that, the card she is most likely to draw would be the Queen of Wands.
Mission: LINC’s mission is to engage families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods.
Vision: LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Our children’s educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement.
David’s second collection of poetry, DEALING: tarot poems and pictures, is now available for preorder and will be released everywhere you can get books on July 30, 2019. It features beautiful illustrations by Project Runway’s Helen Castillo and a portion of the sales benefit the NYC charity Literacy, INC.