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Randy Roark

Newtopia staff writer RANDY ROARK worked with Allen Ginsberg for the last 17 years of his life, first as an apprentice, then as his teaching assistant, and finally transcribing and editing 28,000 pages of Ginsberg’s poetry lectures, currently available on-line through the Ginsberg trust. Following Ginsberg’s death, he worked with artist Stan Brakhage, producing art events featuring his films until his death. Since 1998 he has worked with Sounds True as a producer, where he has edited artists such as Alex Grey, writers including William Burroughs and Robert Anton Wilson, and a wide variety of spiritual teachers, including Alan Watts, Krishnamurti, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, and Lakota Elder Joseph Marshall.

Articles:

A Poet’s Progress: Religion Observance in Modern Day China and Tibet
A Poet’s Progress: Sera Monastery an Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet
A Poet’s Progress: Lhasa, Tibet
A Poet’s Progress: A Poet’s Progress: Xian’s Poet’s Park; God Hates Pandas and Wants Them to Die; a Kora Around Potala Palace, Lhasa Tibet
A Poet’s Progress: Why Butterflies are Always Seen in Pairs
A Poet’s Progress: More Stories from Hong Kong
A Poet’s Progress: My Two Favorite Buddhist Stories
A Poet’s Progress: Memories of Greece and a Memorial to Percussionist Layne Redmond
A Poet’s Progress: Life Lessons from Ginsberg, Snyder and Whalen
A Poet’s Progress: Beijing, A Chinese Buddhist and An American Skeptic
A Poet’s Progress: Beijing, Day Two
A Poet’s Progress: Arriving in Beijing
A Poet’s Progress: The Lotus Temple and Leaving India
A Poet’s Prgress: Leaving Kathmandu
A Poet’s Progress: Varanasi, Night and the Following Day
A Poet’s Progress: Jaipur and Varanasa, 2011
A Poet’s Progress: In The Gem Store, Jaipur, India
A Poet’s Progress: I Find My Beatrice Outside the Red Fort, Old Delhi, India, April 2011
A Poet’s Progress: Final Entry in Africa, December 6, 2010
A Poet’s Progress: The Story of Dr. David Livingstone
A Poet’s Progress: Apprenticing with Allen Ginsberg – The Object is to See Clearly
A Poet’s Progress: Among the Ngamo, Zimbabwe
A Poet’s Progress: Into the Okavango Delta
A Poet’s Progress: A Native Shona Tells His Country’s History Since Mugabe

A Poet’s Progress: James Explains the Marriage Customs of the Shona in Zimbabwe
A Poet’s ProgressL Okavengo Delta Zambia
A Poet’s Progress: Leopard!
A Poet’s Progress: Disembarkation, Chobe River, Botswana
A Poet’s Progress: On Safari, South Africa
A Poet’s Progress: Ourika Valley, Morocco
A Poet’s Progress: The Law of Unexpected Consequences
A Poet’s Progress: Entering the Desert
A Poet’s Progress: Evening in Erfoud
A Poet’s Progress: Flying to Casablanca
A Poet’s Progress: Arriving in Casablanca
A Poet’s Progress: The Law of Unexpected Consequences, Exhibit A
A Poet’s Progress: On the Road Through the Rif Mountains

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