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Background in NY/LA entertainment and arts, Now Novelist/Poet/Humanist. Two novels published: ECHOSIS, 3 WAY MIRROR. Poems published in "Said and Unsaid" Vol 1. In 2012 - 2 volumes of my poetry were published: "Prosetry at Work," and "Perceptions" (The latter as photo/prosetry art book on Lulu) I am especially intrigued with prosetry and slam poetry artists, especially those who come across wit

    

 I've been fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on your POV) to have worked a lifetime in film, stage, TV and writing.  Influences have been too many to mention, but some of primary importance have been: David Foster Wallace, Travanian,  Paddy Chayefsky, Fellini, Ingmar Bergman,  Henry Miller, Christopher Hitchens, Norman Mailer  and Ray Kurzweil. 

      

Birth Place: Salt Lake, UT America

Accomplishments: Directing Drama-Logue Award
     



Books

ECHOSIS by Odin Roark
What causes America's mainstream media to fear and try to destroy a group of artists and their work? What happens when such a creative movement grows in strength and threatens media's bottom line? Why would extremists find it necessary to take action against such a colony of artists?...
  

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Perceptions by Odin Roark
"Perceptions" is a Limited Edition book of prosetry and photos where prose and verse are interrelated to explore philosophical ideas....
  

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Prosetry at Work by Odin Roark
This book represents a thirty-day period of my poetry journal. Each poem addresses the dominant thoughts occupying my mind during the early morning hours of a given day....
  

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Said and Unsaid - Vol 1 by Odin Roark
The anthology includes 10 of my poems. On book shelves in March 2012...
  

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3 WAY MIRROR by Odin Roark
3 WAY MIRROR is about a lost identity as experienced by a twenty-eight-year old who thinks he's Charles Randall, until strange events suggest otherwise....
  

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Short Stories

Cave Cracks
 by Odin Roark
A flash fiction look into the idea that everyone possesses what they think is a particularly “special identity,” a pattern of behavior that is uniquely there’s. (Image by Robbie Shone)...


Bubble Choices
 by Odin Roark
Mixing one’s thinking between prose and verse is rather revealing sometimes. You start off thinking there’s a poem there, then you discover it’s more like flash fiction, or maybe something else trying...


Like No Other
 by Odin Roark
Picturing unusual points of view for first person story telling brings on some interesting challenges. Thought I'd experiment a bit. Hopefully, it works. ...


Surreal Dummy--Still Here
 by Odin Roark
(2nd draft) A bit of prosetry and flash fiction on the art of seeing what is arguably (to me, anyway) important to be seen. How about this neon outfit, eh?...


IT
 by Odin Roark
An angst-purging bit of flash fiction should IT come visiting, i.e., like an unwelcome salesman showing up on your doorstep, IT needs to know the sound of “I ain’t buyin’.” Maybe the cliché: “Where t...


Faux Companion
 by Odin Roark
Sometimes aloneness spawns strange ideas. Some flash fiction, or maybe some prose with a dash of poetry usually helps. ...


Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)
 by Odin Roark
What would we do without memory? Stop learning that everything cycles back to its origin, sooner or later. (Image by Bloogie)...



Poetry

Barbed Isolation
 by Odin Roark
As I reflect on poets and story tellers from this site I’ve read, I often think of their daring to break out of the box, to seek new understanding of themselves, trusting that their thinking will rea...


Pointy Thing
 by Odin Roark
Sometimes, you just have to tap into your silly side to keep from going mad. Such a cliché, such an annoyance, but they all do it. Politicians, you need to cut that f******g finger off before you p...


A Place...
 by Odin Roark
To be a poet, a novelist addressing life that matters, a short story writer creating anecdotal gems needing exposure, is to be unsatisfied with the status quo. In other words, those who follow such d...


Love's Symphony (redux)
 by Odin Roark
Some believe we don’t find love, love finds us. Perhaps its elusive quality is due to the guises it so effectively presents. Reviewing some memories spawned this exploration. ...


Love... Each Day
 by Odin Roark
Often, I remind myself to ask: Do we find love, or does love find us? ...


Epiphanies In Progress
 by Odin Roark
Sometimes a work of art can take give rise to unexpected questions of the mind. Such was the case on first viewing Vladimir Kush’s “Sunrise by the Ocean.” ...


Crushing Silence...
 by Odin Roark
Having never met an artist who was not creating from one form or another of loss, it seemed appropriate to address one such form. (Image by Jasper James)...



Articles

Discipline of the artist
 by Odin Roark
An article from the esteemed Eric Maisel, whose life as a counselor and therapist for artists, as well as writing numerous books, shares a lifetime of study and evaluation of the artist in society. B...


The Dogs of Sochi
 by Odin Roark
Mr. Olberman still has a touch....


A Crow With Super Smarts
 by Odin Roark
Watch this and marvel....


Targets Be Warned
 by Odin Roark
Sometimes, even a poet has to vent. Just listen to the 911 calls put on line 12/4 for the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook and ask just one question: WTF is wrong with this country? This is not a p...


Simple Times (an observation)
 by Odin Roark
With technological devices providing so much escape today, along with the inherent “Big Brother” thumb print, there’s reason to consider what we might miss of the little remaining reality we can tou...


Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)
 by Odin Roark
The world’s accelerated chaos begs perhaps unanswerable questions. One must regret it’s not an American exclusive problem....


Ghost Town Ghosts
 by Odin Roark
The country’s leadership is in a shambles… elections carried forth for the right reasons are a joke. Where might the awakening reside?...


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