Paul W. Jacob
Paul W. Jacob is a poet, writer, teacher, chef and contemplative guide. He facilitates spiritual retreats at centers of consciousness across the United States, such as Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and Cobblestone Springs in New York. Jacob was also the Co-Founder and Publishing Director of the culturally influential Modern Nomad magazine. He is currently the Writer-in-Residence for the Stony Point Center in New York and teaches classes on Writing and World Religions at select colleges and educational institutions.
Jacob has been a featured guest on several regional NPR programs and college radio shows, where he talks about the poetics of place, contemplative living and transformational travel. He was also the writer-in-residence for The Grunewald Guild in Washington state. In addition, he also collaborated with the late great jazz pianist Eddie Higgins on the poetry and jazz album, Miami Session.
His literary work has been published in the following cultural magazines, literary journals and regional newspapers: Aji Magazine, The Bangalore Review, First Class Literary Magazine, Slow Trains Literary Journal, The Flagler Review, Bywords: Ottawa, Stone Voices Journal, Phage, Inside Out Literary Travel Magazine, Places, Pudding Magazine: The Journal of Applied Poetics, Birmingham magazine, Tuscaloosa magazine, The Tuscaloosa News, The St. Augustine Record, Revolution magazine, Work Literary Magazine, and Modern Nomad magazine.
Jacob has been a chef at the following retreat centers, inns, and organizations: La Serrania in Mallorca, Spain; The Ashland Creek Inn in Ashland, Oregon; Hollyhock Retreat Center in British Columbia, Canada; and Golden Lion Holistic Feasts in San Francisco.