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Mark Nepo

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Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 30 years. Nominated for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, he has written several books. Of special note are The Exquisite Risk, which Spirituality & Health magazine cited as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005. Nepo is also editor of Deepening the American Dream: Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy. His books of poetry include Suite for the Living and Inhabiting Wonder.As a cancer survivor, Nepo is devoted to the life of inner transformation and relationship. For 18 years, he taught at the State University of New York at Albany. He now serves 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.