David Breeden

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General Information

Name: David Breeden

Pen Name: None

Born: 1958 in Granite City, Illinois

Website: www.drpoetry.com

Email: dr@drpoetry.com

Illinois Connection

I was born in Granite City, Illinois and grew up on my family farm near Broughton, Illinois. I attended Southern Illinois University. My novels are based in Southern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The Reverend Doctor David Breeden has an MFA from The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, a Ph.D. from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study at Breadloaf and in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He also has a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago.

His poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in such journals as Mississippi Review, Nebo, Poet Lore, Mid-American Review,, North Atlantic Review, Boston Literary Review, Turnstile, Nidus, and Paragraph. He has published four novels and ten books of poetry. He is on the editorial board of Virtual Artist’s Collective, a Chicago publisher.

His book This Is Just To Say: Variations on a Theme of William Carlos Williams has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Award in Religion and The Arts from the American Academy of Religion. Breeden is a Unitarian Universalist minister.

Published Works

  • Picnics, Black Buzzard, 1985
  • Hey, Schliemann (Poems), Edwin Mellen, 1990
  • Double Headed End Wrench, Cloverdale Press, 1992
  • Bulding a Boat, March Street Press, 1995
  • The Guiltless Traveler, March Street Press, 1996
  • Another Number, Silver Phoenix Press, 1998
  • Artistas, Superior Books, 2000
  • Surviving the Coup, March Street Press, 2003
  • Ice Cream and Suicide (Poems), UKA Press, 2005
  • A Poet's Guide to Divorce (Poems), Waterbury, Connecticut, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Hey, Schliemann (Mellen Poetry Series; Vol 10)

ISBN: 0889468478
Release Date: 1990-09

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Building a Boat

ISBN: 1882983181
Release Date: 1995-10-01

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Guiltless Traveler

ISBN: 1882983300
Release Date: 1996-10-01

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Surviving the crop

ISBN: 1882983890
Release Date: 2003

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A Poet's Guide to Divorce

ISBN: 0976665298
Release Date: 2005-04-26

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

David Breeden on WorldCat

David Breeden on Amazon


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