Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College and the founder of DeepRead, a program dedicated to educating leaders through literature and the humanities. His books include "My Two Italies," a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and "In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love," which has been translated into Italian, German, and Korean. Luzzi’s honors and awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize and Dante Society of America Essay Prize. Dr. Luzzi speaks and consults regularly for businesses, corporations, and conferences.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS