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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Read new interviews with OS founder managing editor Lynne DeSilva-Johnson at EntropyCulture Designers!

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

Excerpts from Johnny Damm’s hybrid poetry / graphic novel The Science of Things Familiar appear in EntropyDrunken Boatand Poetry — also check out 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 

Students from the Alter / Altar Workshop will read at Bowery Poetry on July 2nd

We’ll be tabling…at the Read and Feed Festival at Basilica Hudson on July 23

Stephanie Heit and Petra Kuppers read at Horizon Books in Traverse City, MI on August 12

Look for the launch of Bill Considine’s The Furies in August! details TBA

MORE HAPPENINGS

PRINT DOCUMENTS

JUST RELEASED:

Joanna C. Valente, “Marys of the Sea.”
Chely Lima, “Lo Que Les Dico El Licántropo / What the Werewolf Told Them,” (translation Margaret Randall), 5/15
5th Annual Chapbook Series, including books from Jacklyn Janeksela, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Connie Mae Oliver, and Susan Charkes
Judith Goldman, “agon

FORTHCOMING SUMMER / FALL 2017:

Shabnam Piryaei, “Nothing is Wasted.”
Jessica Tyner Mehta, “Secret-Telling Bones
William Considine, “The Furies”
Margaret Rhee, “Love, Robot”
Peter Milne Greiner, “Lost City Hydrothermal Field”

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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