David M Breedem

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General Information

Name: David M Breedem

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1958 in Granite City, IL

Website: www.drpoetry.com

Email: davidbreeden7@gmail.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

This is Just to Say, VACpoetry, 2010

A Poet's Guide to Divorce, Fine Tooth Press, 2005

Sharp Edges, Pudding House Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 1596610514
Release Date: 2006-09-02

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Another Number: A Novel of the '70s

ISBN: 0965704416
Release Date: 1998-01-01

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ISBN: 1931055297
Release Date: 2001-02

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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