Stephen Mitchell (b. 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a poet, translator, scholar, and anthologist. Educated at Amherst College, the University of Paris, and Yale University, Mitchell has gone on to write and translate many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, the Iliad, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, The Second Book of the Tao, and The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
He is a two-time winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.
He is married to Byron Katie, founder of The Work, and has coauthored two of his wife’s bestselling books: Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy.
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