Karl Jaspers once said, “The mystic is immersed in the Comprehensive. The communicable partakes of the subject-object dichotomy, and a clear consciousness seeking to penetrate the infinite can never attain the fullness of that source. We can speak only of that which takes on object form. All else is incommunicable.”I have an MFA from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I also have a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School.
I am an editor, author, and translator, having published many novels and collections of poetry, and published the first full-length translation of Beowulf to appear on the internet, http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/
I am a member of PEN Center USA, an advocacy group of writers for free expression. I serve as the Co-Dean of the Humanist Institute. I am also on the board of UU Humanists. I own a family farm in the southern part of Illinois.
I am a Unitarian Universalist minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a historically Humanist congregation.
My books are available at my Amazon Author’s page.
An adaptation of the Daodejing is also available.
Look me up on Medium.com/@davidbreeden7
See some of my poems and short essays at Quest for Meaning, a UU Collective: