Lucas Hunt discusses the impact of six years of TM practice on his work as a fundraiser, auctioneer, and poet. He is the president of HUNT Philanthropy in New York City. Over the past decade, he has helped raise millions of dollars and promoted awareness for nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Hunt is an award-winning poet who received the John Steinbeck Award and whose work has been published in The New York Times, Clarion, Slice, and Fiction Writers Review, among other publications. His debut collection of poetry, Lives, was published to critical acclaim in 2006 by Vagabond Press. His second book of poetry, Light on the Concrete, was published in 2011 by The North Sea Press. In 2016, Thane & Prose published IOWA, the first in a five-book series that traces the poet’s progress through places of inspiration. His most recent book, NEW YORK, the third in this series, has just been released.

Mr. Hunt was born and raised in rural Iowa and currently lives in New York City. He did undergraduate and graduate work at the Iowa Poetry Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. He also studied in the M.F.A. program at Southampton College on Long Island.

Lucas Hunt discusses the impact of six years of TM practice on his work as a fundraiser, auctioneer, and poet.

Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Senior Teacher of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Mr. Hunt on June 26, 2022.

Watch the discussion with Lucas Hunt (46:50)

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