Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Awakening who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 30 years. With appearances on Good Morning America and Oprah Winfrey’s SIRIUS XM Radio show, Soul Series, Nepo is author of six CDs and 12 books, including Finding Inner Courage, The Exquisite Risk, and New York Times #1 best-seller The Book of Awakening, which appeared on Oprah’s list of favorite things. The Exquisite Risk was cited by Spirituality & Health magazine as “one of the best books...on what it takes to live an authentic life.”
Nominated for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, Mark Nepo has produced several books of poetry, including Suite for the Living, Inside the Miracle , and Surviving Has Made Me Crazy. His collected essays appear in Unlearning Back to God and his work has been translated into several languages, including French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish. Nepo is also the editor of Deepening the American Dream and he has made appearances on Good Morning America and Oprah Winfrey’s SIRIUS XM Radio show, Soul Series.
As a cancer survivor, Mark Nepo devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to teach and offer readings, lectures, and retreats on poetry and healing.
What People are Saying About Mark Nepo
“Mark Nepo draws us to the heart of what matters. He illuminates love with the light of his own understanding.”
—Marianne Williamson, author of The Gift of Change
“Mark Nepo’s words, like water on a stone, gently but firmly score a path for us to follow, a path that leads us into the place of remembering what a life is for; an invitation to tell the truth, remain close to the earth, and love well.”
—Wayne Muller, author of How, Then, Shall We Live?
“Mark Nepo is one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.”
—Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach