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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Read a new interview with OS managing editor Lynne DeSilva-Johnson at Culture Designers!

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, and this starred review in Publishers Weekly!

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

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

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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.

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

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EVENTS and WORKSHOPS 

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

We’ll be tabling…at ZieherSmith for the Indie Pub Book Party on 4/28
the PEN Press FEST on 5/5, and Summoning the Archive on 5/13!

Join OS authors on the roof at Weights and Measures on May 20!

Our 5th Anniversary Chapbook Celebration is June 3 at VON!

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PRINT DOCUMENTS

JUST RELEASED:

Judith Goldman, “agon“, 4/1
Stephanie Heit, “The Color She Gave Gravity“, 3/20
Johnny Damm, “The Science of Things Familiar“, 2/14

FORTHCOMING SPRING 2017:

Chely Lima, “Lo Que Les Dico El Licántropo / What the Werewolf Told Them,” (translation Margaret Randall), 5/15
5th Annual Chapbook Series :: INCANTATIONS, 6/3
Tom Haviv, “Flag of No Nation,” 7/1

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!
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We accept secure online tax deductible donations year-round via Fractured Atlas

RECENT TITLES

AGON – Judith Goldman
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SCIENCE OF THINGS FAMILIAR – Johnny Damm
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THE COLOR SHE GAVE GRAVITY – Stephanie Heit
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TO HAVE BEEN THERE THEN – Gregory Randall (trans. Margaret Randall)
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