The Operating System

REVIEWS & NEWS

Two new interviews with Founder and Managing Editor Lynne DeSilva-Johnson about The Operating System are up as part of Entropy’s Small Press Database as well as at Culture Designers.

Ashraf Fayadh has won the 2017 Oxfam Novib/PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. His book, Instructions Within, translated by Mona Kareem with Jonathan Wright and Mona Zaki, was longlisted for the 10th Annual Best Translated Book Awards; check out the “Why This Book Should Win [the BTBA]” article on Instructions Within on the Rochester website, by Riffraff Bookstore owner Emma Ramadan. Here’s an April 2017 review at The Messy Booker,  a review and feature from Publisher’s Weekly around its release in October 2016, and an excerpt and interview with Mona Kareem at Words Without Borders.

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

Margaret Randall on Resistance and the Role of Art in the Struggle for Justice, an interview with CA Conrad, at Lambda Literary.

Johnny Damm’s hybrid poetry / graphic novel The Science of Things Familiar was released on 2/14 – check out some excerpts in Entropy, Drunken Boat, and Poetry — and this starred review at Publisher’s Weekly!

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague is the featured poet in Tender-Loin Issue #54 — including an interview and audio / poems from Jazzercise is a Language (Forthcoming 2018). An excerpt from Jazzercise also appears at Theme Can.

Read reviews of Stephanie Heit’s The Color She Gave Gravity at Entropy and The Rumpus.

Read reviews of Caits Meissner’s Let It Die Hungry at New PagesColumbia Journal and 3:AM Magazine, an interview with Caits about the book in Tricycle Mag, and a poem from the book at Bust

JP Howard named a finalist and Caits Meissner given Honorable Mention for the Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry and Activism 2017. Listen to JP Howard’s inspiring words at the Award Ceremony, here.

excerpts of Michael Flatt and Derrick Mund’s forthcoming Chlorosis (2018) appear in Sink and on Sleeping Fish

excerpts of Shabnam Piryaei’s forthcoming Nothing is Wasted (summer 2017) have recently appeared in Nailed Magazine, Apogee Journal, and The Awl — she’s also featured on this recent Painted Bride Quarterly podcast

excerpts from Ivy Johnson’s Born Again (2018) appear in Apricity Press, Issue 2

This Week In BooksTo Have Been There Then by Gregory Randall, The Rumpus, January 2017

JP Howard Named Lambda Literary’s Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Winner, Lambda Literary, May 2016

Rebecca Lazier and Dan Trueman on WNYC New Sounds Live, in dialogue about There Might Be Others, April 2016

Inside Neptune Court with Anton Yakovlev, Huffington Post, July 2016

Reviews of Mark Gurarie’s Everybody’s Automat at Publishers Weekly, Boog City, The Small Press Book Review, and in The Literary Review

Mona Kareem, NPR’s Here & Now, February 2016

An Interview with Amanda Ngoho Reavey and Managing Editor Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, The Conversant, November 2015

Review of JP Howard’s Say/Mirror, Mom Egg Review, April 2015

Rosebud Ben-Oni with JP Howard, The Conversant, February 2016

Review of Amanda Ngoho Reavey’s Marilyn, Tayo Literary Magazine, December 2015

Review of Amanda Ngoho Reavey’s Marilyn, American Microreviews and Interviews, 2015

Lessons From Indie Poetry Presses: Poetry 2016, Publishers Weekly, April 2016

The Operating System Q + A, Book Culture, May 2014

An Interview With Lynne DeSilva Johnson, Wave Composition, May 2016

“The Exorcism” by OS poet Anton Yakovlev, The New Yorker, October 2015