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Philosopher , poet

Mark Nepo, American Poet, educator ( art: literature, Educated)poet, educator. awards at various competitions. Member Poetry Society American, Poets and Writers, Inc., Association Writing Programs.

Background

Nepo, Mark was born on February 23, 1951 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris and Renee (Rothman) Nepo.

Education

In 2010 Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo's Book of Awakening as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things for her farewell season, launching it to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Career

Nepo is best known for his New York Times #1 bestseller, The Book of Awakening. He has published 12 books and recorded six audio projects. A cancer survivor, Nepo writes and teaches about the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.

Nepo has a doctorate in English. He taught for 18 years at the State University of New York in Albany, New York. He then moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In his 30s he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle which helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future. Nepo has appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He was also interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Oprah has also written about Nepo twice in her O! magazine column, "What I Know for Sure" (most recently in April 2011).

Achievements

  • His recent book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (2012) won the for A Better Life Award.

Works

Membership

Member Poetry Society American, Poets and Writers, Inc., Association Writing Programs.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Guitar, jazz, birdwatching, art history.

Connections

Married Anne Patricia Myers, April 29, 1979.

father:
Morris Nepo

mother:
Renee (Rothman) Nepo

spouse:
Anne Patricia Myers