In Dare to Soar, DE Navarro takes us on an amazing poetic journey via 150 intriguing poems, diverse in style, tone, voice, approach and form, to explore self, humanity, the city, country, nature, people, society, life and spirituality. Navarro draws on his eclectic heritage as a city boy, country boy and child of nature to craft thought provoking poetry that looks at existence through a mixture of these perspectives. His endearing styles of wordplay and musical language comes through in both his short, simple, pithy poetry as well as his more complex, language-rich
BIOGRAPHY David E Navarro is an author, poet, essayist, haiku poet-philosopher, scholar, and non-denominational biblical research minister who lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and family. He also works in clinical research in data science and medical writing. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island and grew up on the Southside of Chicago and in Northwestern Indiana until he went off to college at Purdue University.
He served in the United States Air Force for ten years (three conflicts). During his tour of duty in the United Kingdom, he completed a degree in Communications and Leadership. He separated with an honorable discharge and entered a Biblical Studies program where he completed a degree in Theology and served 35 years in the ministry as a Biblical research teacher and minister.
During this time he worked as a corporate safety compliance officer and trainer, the CEO of a credit union, HR training specialist, financial institution compliance and tech writer, power utilities company corporate compliance analyst, clinical research associate, and online adult English writing instructor. He is the founder of NavWorks Press.
He returned to school with Purdue University Global and completed a BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He writes about and teaches life and time management, quality of life, work-life balance, biblical research, teaching, and ministering principles, writing and communication, and mindfulness.
His first collection of poetry was published in 1980 in the Purdue Exponent Literary Edition, Winter Issue. Over the years, his articles, poems, and essays have been published in various magazines, literary journals, books, anthologies, and online. He plans to write, publish, and educate for the rest of his life.
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