To all my friends, especially those in the Worcester area: I was invited to be the feature poet at the Poetry Extravaganza back in June! Joe Fusco Jr has created and runs this wonderful monthly reading at the Redemption Rock Brewery on Shrewsbury St. Would LOVE to see you all there sometime!
Wayne-Daniel Berard, PhD, is an educator, poet, writer, shaman, sage, and Gryffindor.
Wayne-Daniel lives in Mansfield, MA with his wife, The Lovely Christine.
An adoptee and former Franciscan seminarian, his adoption search led to the discovery and embrace of his Jewishness. Wayne-Daniel is a Peace Chaplain, an interfaith clergy person, and former college chaplain.
His chapbook, The Man Who Remembered Heaven, won the New Eden Award in 2003. He publishes broadly in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including When Christians Were Jews (That Is Now), subtitled Recovering the Lost Jewishness of Christianity with the Gospel of Mark (Cowley Publications, 2006), a novel, The Retreatants (Smashwords, 2012), a chapbook, Christine Day, Love Poems (Kittacuck Press 2016), and a novella, Everything We Want (Bloodstone Press, 2018). His latest published full-length works are in poetry, The Realm of Blessing (Unsolicited Press, 2020), and Art of Enlightenment (Kelsay Books, 2021), in mystery fiction, Noa(h) and the Bark, in short fiction The Lives and Spiritual Time of C.I. Abramovich, and in novella, Fall of the Medes (Alien Buddha Press 2021), and a novella, The Request (Alien Buddha Press 2021). Two poetry chapbooks, Little Ghosts on Castle Floors, Poems Informed by the Potterverse, was published in summer 2022 by Kelsay Books, and How Air Is (Alien Buddha Press, 2023), The Lost and Final Chapter of Herman Hesse's Siddhartha (Alien Buddha Press, 2023), What Your Jewish Friends Are Thinking (Alien Buddha Press, 2023). Wayne-Daniel’s hybrid memoir, The Last Essene, if forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in fall 2024.
He is the co-founding editor of Soul-Lit, an online journal of spiritual poetry.
Wayne-Daniel is a shaman, an energy reader, and a summoner. He reads and interprets auras and chakra energy. As a summoner, he can contact those who have gone before and (if they consent) communicate questions and responses with them.
Wayne-Daniel also leads past-life regressions, helping us to get in touch with memories of previous incarnations.
He is a provider of spiritual insight and counsel.
Wayne-Daniel is a Peace Chaplain that performs Weddings, Christenings, Baby Naming Ceremonies, and Services of Memorial.