Douglas Penick

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Boulder, CO


I graduated from Princeton University, was a research associate at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a chef at Gordon Matta Clark’s Food, the owner of an unsuccessful oil business, and have written and taught extensively on Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian religion, history and culture. I wrote the National Film Board of Canada’s prize winning two part series on the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the libretti for two operas: King Gesar (Sony CD) and Ashoka’s Dream (Santa Fe Opera) with composer, Peter Lieberson. I’ve also written pieces to music by Philip Glass and for choreographer Katsura Kan. I’m the author of ‘Crossings on a Bridge of Light’, and the ‘Warrior Song of King Gesar’. Improbably, reached semis in this year's ABNA awards.


Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche Debbie Marshall Marcel Proust Robert Walser The Mahbharata Charles Ives

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A Distortion in transmission - A tale of misfortune Manuscript 0 4 years 10 weeks ago
COMPLEX OCCURRENCES ON THE EDGE OF SPACE Manuscript 0 4 years 14 weeks ago
This Was My Meal Chapter 2 4 years 15 weeks ago
One writer's five-year plan: what's yours? Blog post 11 4 years 44 weeks ago
The Barbarians at the Gates of Book Expo America Blog post 4 4 years 51 weeks ago
Hey Authors! Blog post 5 5 years 5 days ago
The Translator as Publisher Blog post 11 5 years 1 week ago
Reflections on the Guillotine Chapter 1 5 years 1 week ago
Text for Nothing I Chapter 3 5 years 1 week ago