Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 30 years. With over a million copies sold, Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. He has published 22 books and recorded 15 audio projects. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN's SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. Eleven of his books have been chosen by Spirituality & Practice for our annual "Best Spiritual Books" awards

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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  • Imaginative explorations of spirituality
  • An uplifting healing journey that encompasses pain, suffering, and death
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