Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 30 years. As a New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published 13 books and recorded six CDs. His work has been translated into several languages, including French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish. Two of his books, The Book of Awakening and The Exquisite Risk received Spirituality & Practice Awards as Best Spiritual Books of the Year.

As a cancer survivor, Mark is committed to the usefulness of attention to daily inner life. Through both his writing and teaching, he devotes himself to the life of transformation and relationship, exploring the expressive journey of healing where the paths of art and spirit meet. For 18 years, Mark taught at the State University of New York at Albany. He also served as a Program Officer for the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a nonprofit foundation devoted to fostering awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community.

In leading spiritual retreats, in working with healing and medical communities, and in his teaching as a poet, Mark's work is widely accessible and used by many. He regularly offers readings, lectures, worships, and retreats.

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