Poet and philosopher and New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo will give a reading of his works on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 PM in Stetson Chapel at Kalamazoo College. The event is free and open to the public. Nepo will concentrate his reading on his new book Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred, soon to be published to high acclaim. The book explores the many ways we are asked to listen and how they help us to live. According to Nepo, “Listening is the way we befriend the life we’re given. Our friendship with everything larger than us opens us to the wisdom of Source. This is the work of being.” Nepo has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 35 years, has published 13 books, and recorded eight audio projects. His books have been translated into 20 languages. Nepo has appeared on television and radio, and his work has been featured or cited in countless print publications.