"Pondering the path of my feet."
author, poet-philosopher, editor, clinical researcher, minister
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I Am A River (view more)
A Tree Frog's Eyes ~~ Excerpt from the Foreword (view more)
Into the Land of Mordor (view more)
How Fortunate (view more)
ジューシーなフルーツ / Don't forget YOU (do this for power) (view more)
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Hello all. I'm David Eric (D.E.) Navarro, an American author, poet, essayist and editor, and a poet-philosopher of the pure land school of haiku. I am also a clinical research medical writer and copy editor as well as a biblical research scholar and teacher. I moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2018 to finally settle down after 40 years of roaming around the globe (I describe myself whimsically as a wandering poet-philosopher). I hold a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (emphasis on arts and humanities) with Purdue University, and I also have degrees in Communications and Theology.
I was born in Newport R.I. in 1962, but my dad moved us to Chicago, Illinois by 1964, and I was raised in the inner city (Southside). At ten years old, my family moved to the woods and wilds of rural Crown Point, Indiana where I was free to enjoy nature, and to roam in fields of swaying grass and wooded copses rich with ponds and swamps. I call Chicago my "childhood home" and Crown Point my "boyhood home". My real formative years were spent in Crown Point.
In 1977 I moved to the suburbs of Munster, Indiana and after a few years went off to college at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to study English and the writing arts.
I left college to enlist in the United States Air Force and served ten years in three conflicts. My first tour of duty was McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington where I married, then with my wife we moved to RAF Alconbury in the United Kingdom for a second tour where I was part of the Air Raid on Tripoli. I completed a degree in Communications and Leadership, then moved to Patrick AFB in Satellite Beach, Florida where I was part of the Invasion of Panama and the First Gulf War.
I separated with an honorable discharge and entered a biblical studies program where I completed a degree in Theology with focus on biblical languages, texts, and translations. I served 35 years in the ministry as a biblical research teacher and minister, and continue to translate biblical texts and write research articles. I returned to school with Purdue University Global and completed a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies graduating summa cum laude. I plan to pursue a master's in arts and humanities and maybe a doctorate later.
In addition to being an author and poet, I've held a number of professional positions locally and with global companies. I've been a certified firefighter, first responder, superintendent of fleet repair and maintenance, CEO/CFO of a credit union, tech writer/editor internal controls at a global bank, NERC CIP corporate security analyst at a global power utility company, and most recently, a medical writer/editor with a clinical research company. I have a strong background in linguistic analysis and technical writing and editing. I have written poems in several languages and helped foreign language poets translate their work into English.
My love of poetry and the writing arts started at age 8. A collection of my poetry was first published in the 1980 Winter Issue of the Purdue Exponent Literary Edition and many of my poems, essays, and articles have been published in various magazines, venues, and journals ever since. I am the Founder of NavWorks Press and the Pure Land School of Haiku, and originator of the online We Write Poetry forums where I teach poetry and haiku and enjoy mentoring new poets and writers. I also did a series of in-person poetry workshops for the public library system in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2007-2010. I am very involved in a number of online poetry and haiku groups and communities on various social media.
Publications: A Tree Frog's Eyes: Haiku, 2020; In the Praise of His Glory, 2020; Archway to Beyond, 2019, Early Childhood Learning, 2019; This Is the Way, 2017; Dropping Ants into Poems, 2016; Dare to Soar, 2013.
Compilations: Sometimes Anyway: Pride in Poetry Volume 2, 2017; Between Life and Language: Pride in Poetry Volume 1, 2009.
Please visit my beautiful Website for a peaceful, soothing experience and to learn more about my work: http://www.de-navarro.com .
Who I'd like to meet:
You, them, everyone. Especially everyone who would like to read the books I wrote.