Biography: Randy Roark arrived in Boulder during the Thanksgiving blizzard of 1979 to apprentice with poet Allen Ginsberg and worked with him for the last 17 years of his life in various capacities. From 1998 to 2015, Roark worked for Sounds True, producing and editing Jack Kornfield, Alan Watts, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, et al.
Roark has produced or edited numerous musicians for their label, including Deva Premal, Krishna Das, DJ Yogi, Jane Siberry, Hans Christian (Rasa), Jaya Lakshmi, etc.
From 1995-2001 Roark produced over 17 free art events in Boulder, Taos, and Denver as Dangerous And Difficult Art Productions. In 1999 he produced the Stan Brakhage film festival in Boulder, which was voted by Westword Magazine as the Art-Film Festival of the Year. Published FRICTION magazine from 1982-1985, and 1998-2000 (nominated for Pushcart Prize by Robert Creeley).
Roark retired in 2015 to travel internationally for two years, including work with refugees on the island of Cyprus and walking the pilgrimage to Santiago. He gave a TEDx talk in Denver in 2019 on "Mindfulness."
Roark is the author of a number of books--poetry, prose, memoir--including the forthcoming memoir "Poetic Apprentice" (January 2019) through Giant Steps Press.
Shows Randy Roark hosts: Sleepless Nights
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