Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (Paperback)
CavanKerry Press, 9781933880013, 119pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2007
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.
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.