Guest Profile: Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty-five years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published thirteen books and recorded eight audio projects. Recent work includes his next book of spiritual inquiry, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (Simon & Schuster, with audio book, Fall 2012), a new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See, (HCI Books, audio book by Simon & Schuster, Fall 2011), Finding Inner Courage (Conari, 2011), audio books of The Book of Awakening and Finding Inner Courage (CD Box Sets, Simon & Schuster, 2011), and Staying Awake and Holding Nothing Back (CD Box Sets, Sounds True, Spring 2012). His most recent book of poetry is Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (CavanKerry Press, 2007). His latest book is Inside The Miracle - Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness.

As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.

Mark has appeared with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV, and has been interviewed twice by Oprah as part of her SIRIUS XM Radio show, Soul Series. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about his New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. As well, The Exquisite Risk (Harmony Books) was cited by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, calling it “one of the best books we’ve ever read on what it takes to live an authentic life.” Mark’s collected essays appear in Unlearning Back to God: Essays on Inwardness (Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications, 2006). He is also the editor of Deepening the American Dream: Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy (Jossey-Bass, 2005). Other books of poetry include Suite for the Living (2004), Inhabiting Wonder (2004), Acre of Light (1994, also available as an audiotape from Parabola under the title Inside the Miracle, 1996), Fire Without Witness (1988), and God, the Maker of the Bed, and the Painter (1988).

His work has been translated into twenty languages including French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish. 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 continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats. You can also visit Mark at:


Mark Nepo's Shows:

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Jan 25, 2018

Philosopher, teacher, author of many books on spirituality shares his thoughts on his latest book, THINGS THAT JOIN the SEA and THE SKY - Field Notes on LivingTHINGS THAT JOIN the SEA and THE SKY - Field Notes on Living. Of note is his section on journaling and many questions he asks him self that help him in that effort.

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Sep 01, 2016

Author of 17 books, teacher, poet... his newest book is The One Life We're Given - Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart.

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Jul 13, 2015

Consumate storyteller, best-selling author and eloquent spiritiual teacher talks about his newest book, Inside The Miracle - Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness.

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Aug 27, 2014

Poet and noted spiritual teacher has a new book which gets to the crux of our spiritual life, THE ENDLESS PRACTICE - Becoming Who You Were Born To Be.

Senior Editor at Mother Earth News talks about drying herbs.

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Oct 16, 2013

Philosopher-poet has a new book, Reduced to Joy .

Editor-in-chief of Mother Earth Living has some great Fall cleaning tips from the recent issue.

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Nov 05, 2012

Xylitol expert talks about nasal health during the cold and flu season.

Poet and Philosopher has a new book SEVEN THOUSAND WAYS TO LISTEN - Staying close to What is Sacred .

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Apr 26, 2012

Author of The Book of Awakening talks about how his life changed by learning how to become present.

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