The Operating System

Top Image Home

Welcome to The Operating System.
We’re happy you’re here.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Amanda Ngoho Reavey’s Marilyn has won the 2016 award for Best Book of Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Association of Asian American Studies!

Johnny Damm’s hybrid poetry / graphic novel The Science of Things Familiar was released on 2/14 — check out some excerpts in EntropyDrunken Boatand Poetry.

Caits Meissner’s Let it Die Hungry reviewed at Columbia Journal

Gregory Randall’s To Have Been There Then reviewed in The Rumpus

read more

OPPORTUNITIES and RESOURCES 

The Operating System is a peer-facilitated experiment in the redistribution of creative resources and possibility. Join us!

We are committed to gathering resources for citizen action, to transparency, to a unique publishing model, and to continuous evolution.

Learn more about / join the Small Press Union

Explore our extensive archives of original content, including 5 years of our annual 30/30/30 Poetry Month series.

learn more

EVENTS and WORKSHOPS 

Join The OS and other NYC Presses and Orgs on 2/25 for FIGHT HARDER: NYC Poets Organize in the Trump Era, organized by Christopher Soto / Loma

Founder / Editor Lynne DeSilva-Johnson and fellow co-editors of Resist Much / Obey Little are organizing a marathon reading at the Queens Museum for March

Sign up for Alter/Altar – a 5-wk hybrid radical poetics / documentation workshop at Bowery Poetry beginning April 23

MORE HAPPENINGS

PRINT DOCUMENTS

JUST RELEASED:

Johnny Damm, “The Science of Things Familiar“, 2/14

FORTHCOMING SPRING 2017:

Stephanie Heit, “The Color She Gave Gravity“, 3/20
Judith Goldman, “agon“, 4/1
Jerome Rothenberg and Harold Cohen, “Flower World Variations – Expanded Edition, ” 5/1
Chely Lima, “Lo Que Les Dico El Licántropo / What the Werewolf Told Them,” (translation Margaret Randall), 5/15

OUR FULL CATALOG into 2018 is available for purchase or preorder

Thank you to EVERYONE who donated to our Indiegogo Campaign or directly during our Fall fundraising efforts. Between crowdfunding, direct donation, and preorder, we raised over $10K!
.
Didn’t make it by the deadline?
We accept secure online tax deductible donations year-round via Fractured Atlas

Want to stay in the loop? Sign up for future announcements, opportunities and special invitations here! We’ll never give your info to anyone, ever.

text

text

text