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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


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....


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....


Short Stories

 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)...

Beer Neck Flower
 by Odin Roark
My rewrites of “Echosis” challenged not only what was on the page, but the back stories that supported the characters. It’s surprising to me that prosetry allows certain kinds of thoughts to find grou...

 by Odin Roark
A flash fiction exploration for the journey of dreams that sometimes carries the burden of what’s left behind....

What Do You Do?
 by Odin Roark
What started out as a poem, ended up as a piece of prosetry/flash fiction. Some would argue that “what you do” as your identity seems empty, and that there might be another way to define ourselves....

When the Wheels Stop Turnin' (flash fiction)
 by Odin Roark
Age, especially witnessing it in parents, does have it’s lighter moments, few as they might be....

 by Odin Roark
Even for genius children, comprehending societal decay remains problematic. (Prosetry/flash fiction)...

The Nap
 by Odin Roark
A flash fiction/prosetry exploration: Revelations have their own agendas. ...

Empty Airports
 by Odin Roark
Some prosetry unpacking, a short story hoping to find with time that vagaries will fade, wisdom will appear....

6 Sec. Trailer
 by Odin Roark
A flash fiction ode to those tween twits who keep the marketing departments employed. Used to be, you 'd seen the only parts of a movie worth paying for when you'd watched the 2 or 3 minute trailer...

Nomadic Heart
 by Odin Roark
(Flash Fiction) With so much wanting, so little fulfillment, the problem's solution seems totally out of reach for some. ...

Nightmare Tunnel - Merry-go-Round
 by Odin Roark
An empty subway car in the middle of the night becomes populated with guilt from the past. Balloons, ice cream, stuffed animals are clutched by the accusers in this Nightmare Tunnel trial for a sadist...

Surreal Dummy
 by Odin Roark
Some flash fiction on the art of seeing what is arguably important to be seen....

Hummingbird at 30,000 ft.
 by Odin Roark
History never tells the whole story. Many have answers. Some have questions. Thus, an allegory of sorts follows....

Animal Chain Atrocities
 by Odin Roark
Having just read a book of startling facts associated with the manufacture of the meat supply, purging was the only remedy for depression. Hardly poetic, but perhaps informative. Findin...

 by Odin Roark
Finding the right format for what needs grounding is troublesome at times... especially when one is addressing a universal malaise and feels impotent to impact a change. So… flash fiction. ...

 by Odin Roark
This is a short story lift from my published novel 3 WAY MIRROR. It is a pivotal part of the story, circa the '80s, and the introduction of two characters, Max and Julian who serve as ce...

It's Only Fair
 by Odin Roark
Just another recall needing time to "be" again....

Hunger Pangs
 by Odin Roark
Transporting oneself to an imaginary place works wonders for a rainy day. (A prosetry/flash fiction exploration)...

Lest We Forget To Remember
 by Odin Roark
A prosetry reminder: Some would argue that today’s readers are unaware of how unyielding some writers of yesterday chose to be--at any cost. ...

Reality Becoming...
 by Odin Roark
A flash fiction question: At what point does existence become something else?...

Counting Backwards
 by Odin Roark
Sometimes the best way to express long distance journeys is to compress the traveling into bite size passages. Thus, some flash fiction experimenting. ...

Not Much Time
 by Odin Roark
In this flash fiction/prosetry amalgamation, I tried to picture the planet’s technology leaping ahead exponentially. As such, it’s easy to forget how isolated and intimate happiness can be sometimes. ...

Reality Faced
 by Odin Roark
(Part flash fiction, part prosetry) Arguably, in order for the middle class to ever rise again in America, the 1% must discover reality again in America....


Time's Subtle Movement
 by Odin Roark
A prosetry “what if” of the planet’s technology leaping ahead exponentially, as change rapidly opts for yet more change. It’s easy to forget how little we require to satisfy this state of mind we’ve ...

Last Call Musings
 by Odin Roark
This is a prosetry/flash fiction experiment in both the recalling of the 50’s and 60’s in Manhattan, and the disparate motivations many of us used to better understand ourselves, and at times, the fut...

Ashen Quest
 by Odin Roark
In a world largely determined to destroy itself, understanding existence has no end provides unparalleled comfort for the imaginative....

 by Odin Roark
It’s difficult to enjoy a morning cup of coffee when today’s headlines continue to pose hateful threats. Trying to make sense of the world’s chaos calls to mind many of the Sartre and Camus insights...

Ladybug, Ladybug...
 by Odin Roark
Recently, I had a visit by a most unexpected wanderer who wanted to travel on. (Image by Ozturk)...

Winter Cabin Reverie
 by Odin Roark
A glimpse at a contemplative experience not often imagined. (Image by JP Philippe)...

Heroism Marauded
 by Odin Roark
The 21st has created a facsimile of heroic living. It’s often referred to as “success.” Thinkers have to challenge such quick media identifiables as relevant. Might there be something else worth pu...

Sanity's Loss
 by Odin Roark
The treatment of nature is becoming beyond repair, and yet many continue behaving like they’re brain-dead. (Image by Fajardo)...

Chessboard's Inescapable Lesson
 by Odin Roark
We often assume we can think checkers and get through life. Yet, to take on that which seems out of reach, is the reality of living....

Recusant Love
 by Odin Roark
We are so guilty of misunderstanding the reasoning of love. ...

 by Odin Roark
Some are still asking: Is that all there is?...

Becoming Me
 by Odin Roark
Deciding to fully be who you are often takes more than courage. (Image by JC Widall)...

Exhaustion's Claim Check
 by Odin Roark
A prosetry conviction, that like the inequities of nightmarish turmoil, insomnia often feeds on unpaid debts as well. ...

The Leaf
 by Odin Roark
A prose poetry exploration of the idea that revelatory moments come when we least expect them....

We Are All Creative
 by Odin Roark
It’s good to keep reminding oneself of how limitless imagination is, and the lengths to which many realists will go to keep it imprisoned. (Image by Magnaldo)...

Flame of Innocence
 by Odin Roark
We ponder the right way to teach children, but how often do we invite them to teach us? ...

End Stool Revisited
 by Odin Roark
Every confinement of contemplation has its end stool. Some can avoid it. Some… ...

When Earth Is No Longer...
 by Odin Roark
For many, preserving consciousness remains an increasingly difficult burden to bear. (Image by Schiffen)...

Defiant Chameleions We
 by Odin Roark
Arguably, even though it is but a reptile, the nature of a chameleon is worthy of our study. There is much to be learned from its duplicitous cunning, and perhaps ultimately, its self-destructive gam...

MIssed shot
 by Odin Roark
A piece of prose poetry exploring the often hidden history that will always be personal to some, so real, at times so carefully revealed to youth’s innate hunger for truth. ...

Insanity's Vortex
 by Odin Roark
A defeatist attitude has never won wars, but are we not witnessing a feeble and futile attempt by ostensibly peace loving countries to ward off such a condition with ISIS? What action is the right ac...

 by Odin Roark
With all the talk of endangered species, perhaps it’s time for some “saving” activism on behalf of our language....

Shadow's Passion
 by Odin Roark
We sometimes take shadows for granted. Perhaps there’s more to their mystery. (Image by Laurie Marie) ...

Donor Cozeners
 by Odin Roark
Today’s NYT reminds us that fund raising, or as many call it, Vote-buying, has remained a cyclic frenzy, made more insidious by Citizen’s United and certain media’s pandering to ignorance for rating ...

His LIttle Red Dump Truck
 by Odin Roark
Nursing homes are our consistent reminder of how fragile and limited a life cycle is. For some, the recycling of yesteryear is their only salvation. (Image by Ben Ludlow)...


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?...

Note to Self
 by Odin Roark
Climbing some rock then a quick dip in the ocean below… For some of us, it doesn’t get any better....

Essay on Poetic Theory
 by Odin Roark
Although dense in its layout, Oppen's remarkable essay is well worth the annoyance....


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