David Breeden

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Golden Valley, MN
Minnesota US

Author's Bio

The Reverend Doctor David Breeden has an MFA from The Writers’ Workshop, 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 eleven books of poetry. Breeden is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Stigmata (March Street Press, 2007)
A Poet's Guide to Divorce (Fine Tooth Press, 2005)
Ice Cream and Suicide (UKA Press, 2004)
Surviving the Coup (March Street Press, 2004)
Artistas (Superior Books, 2001)
Another Number (Silver Phoenix Press, 2000)
Guiltless Traveller (March Street Press, 1996)
Building a Boat (March Street Press, 1995)
Double-Headed End Wrench (Cloverleaf Books, 1992)


Raging for the Exit: A Poetic Conversation on Spirit and Truth. (Wipf and Stock, 2012)
They Played for Timelessness (with chips of when) (Virtual Artists Collective, 2012)
This Is Just To Say: Meditations on William Carlos Williams (Virtual Artists Collective, 2009)
Sharp Edges (Pudding House Publications, 2008)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Upheavals of Thought by Martha Nussbaum

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Granite City, IL
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Broughton, IL
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Last update: Aug 11, 2021