Mark Nepo

Mark  Nepo

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has spent forty years teaching poetry and spirituality. He is a New York Times bestselling author with fourteen books under his belt and eight audio projects under his belt. Reduced to Joy (2013), Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (2012), Remaining Awake (2012), Holding Nothing Back (2012), As Far As the Heart Can See (2011), Finding Inner Courage (2011), and Survival Has Made Me Crazy (2007), as well as audio books of The Book of Awakening, Finding Inner Courage, and As Far As the Heart Can See (2011). Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of partnership as a cancer survivor. Oprah Winfrey has interviewed Mark for her SIRIUS XM Radio show, Soul Series, and has appeared with her on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV.

He was also interviewed on Good Morning America by Robin Roberts on his New York Times bestselling book The Book of Awakening. The Exquisite Risk was named one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005 by Spirituality & Practice, which called it one of the best books we've ever read about what it takes to live an authentic life. Unlearning Back to God: Essays on Inwardness is a collection of Mark's essays. Suite for the Living (2004), Inhabiting Wonder (2004), Acre of Light (1994), Fire Without Witness (1988), and God, the Creator of the Bed, and the Painter (1988) are some of his other poetry collections.

More than twenty languages have been used to translate his work. Mark's work is widely accessible and used by many, whether he is leading spiritual retreats, working with healing and medical communities, or teaching poetry. Readings, seminars, and retreats are still available from him. Please go to,, and to learn more about Mark.