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Surviving Has Made Me Crazy

Surviving Has Made Me Crazy

by Mark Nepo, Richard FrankelMark Nepo


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Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 1987. His journey back to health awakened a new life. In his latest book, Nepo explores how sacred and useful everything is. As such, this book is for everyone, not just for those facing illness or pursuing poetry. The poems affirm that surviving has more to do with our authenticity than our longevity. The sixty-eight poems gathered here are the culmination of many years of inquiry. As a teacher, Nepo has journeyed with others around these themes across the country and abroad. In leading spiritual retreats, in working with healing and medical communities, and in his teaching as a poet, his work is widely accessible and used by many.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933880013
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Publication date: 02/16/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

MARK NEPO has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. Nominated for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, he is the author of twelve books, many of which have been translated into French, Portuguese, Japanese and Danish. In his spare time, Nepo tinkers at the piano, loves baseball and jazz, and winter walks with his wife, Susan, and their dog, Mira.

RICHARD FRANKEL is Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Foreword • About the Journey Through the Cracks Thoracic Surgery • Today I Feel the Pain of the World • Eyeless Beauty • The Mistake • Secretions • Nothing As It Was • The Flute of Interior Time • The Thing About Darkness • Sweating Between Worlds • Livi

What People are Saying About This

Saki Santorelli

“These poems offer articulate revelations about life, about being human, about what is most often left unexamined, unspoken, and therefore left unknown. This book is unrelenting, thrilling, achingly rough, palpable . . . a portal filled with life . . . to which I bow.”

Naomi Shihab Nye

"Mark Nepo is a Great Soul. His resonant heart--his frank and astonishing voice befriend us mightily on this mysterious trail. These are words to live with, by and among--with deepest gratitude."

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