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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Breeden  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1958 in Granite City, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.drpoetry.com
-- David Breeden on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=david+breeden

E-Mail: -- dr@drpoetry.com


Illinois Connection

Breeden was born in Granite City and grew up on the family farm near Broughton. He attended Southern Illinois University. His 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: A Novel of the 70s, Silver Phoenix Press, 1998
  • Artistas, Superior Books, 2000
  • Surviving the Coup, March Street Press, 2003
  • A Poet's Guide to Divorce: Poems, Waterbury, Connecticut, 2005
  • Stigmata, March Street Pr., 2006
  • This Is Just to Say: Meditations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams, Virtual Artists Collective, 2009
  • The Adventures of Beowulf, CreateSpace, 2011


Selected Titles At Your Library

Picnics :
ISBN: 0938872087. OCLC Number:

Black Buzzard Press,. Arlington, Va. :. ©1985.

Hey, Schliemann /
ISBN: 0889468478. OCLC Number:

E. Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y., U.S.A. :. ©1990.

Building a boat :
ISBN: 1882983181. OCLC Number:

March Street Press,. Greensboro, NC :. ©1995.

The guiltless traveller :
ISBN: 1882983300. OCLC Number:

March Street Press,. Greensboro, N.C. :. ©1996.

Another number :
ISBN: 0965704416. OCLC Number:

Silver Phoenix,. Austin, Tex. :. ©1998.

Artistas /
ISBN: 1931055297. OCLC Number:

SuperiorBooks.com,. [Indian Lake, N.Y.?] :. ©2000.

Surviving the coup.
ISBN: 1882983890. OCLC Number:

March Street Press,. Greensboro, N.C. :. ©2003.

Ice cream and suicide :
ISBN: 190478142x. OCLC Number:

UKA Press,. Portishead, Bristol :. 2004.

A poet's guide to divorce, or, Passivity's charms /
ISBN: 0976665298. OCLC Number:

Fine Tooth Press,. Waterbury, CT :. 2005.

Stigmata.
ISBN: 1596610514. OCLC Number:

March Street Pr,. . 2006.

This is just to say :
ISBN: 0981989802. OCLC Number:

Virtual Artists Collective,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2009.


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