Jason Shankle

Author & Poet

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BOOK REVIEWS

"Black Ausar offers a fresh poetic voice rooted in the Black artistic tradition of excellence, lived experience and collective-community pursuit. His words bridge generations and enhance the artistic landscape.  Therapeutic: Soul Searching Poetry places him among the finest poets, thinkers and cultural-weavers of his generation."

- Brother Jeff, Award winning community activist 

"Crowns and Shattered Dreams isn’t just a poetry book in my opinion. It also serves as a comprehensive manual that gives insights to a deeper level of thinking through the wisdom that Black Ausar embodies. It’s a must have!!!"

-Dudley (Dr. Bounce Back) Thurmond 

Author of The Recipe for Resilience 

"Therapeutic: Soul Searching Poetry is a window into the vulnerability of our souls. The words are a perfect intersection of the truths of all our lives and an exposure to a world many of us have never experienced.  This book is to be read repeatedly in the moments where we need to remember that we are not alone. We have all traveled different journeys but each of us can find our story in these pages."

-Danielle Shoots

CEO of The Daily Boss Up

"The soul of a poet through Black Ausar's powerful reflective words.  As a reader I could relate to the peaks and valleys from vulnerable truth in this words. This is an affirming and empowering read."

- Michael "Ill Seven" Acuna

Westword Mastermind of the Year and Hip-Hop Artist 

"Therapeutic: Soul Searching Poetry creates the perfect beautiful struggle of a poet through poetic words of affirmation and spiritual healing that filled the pages with love and pain."

-Kenya Mahogany Fashaw

Henry award winner (Screenplay producer of Colorism) and Poet

Awards

2020 Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado: Wellington and Wilma Legacy Award

2018 The Association of Black Psychologists: Community Service Award


2016 My Brother’s Keeper Award


2013 Salute to Excellence in Education: Post-Secondary Educator of the Year