[articlequote]Then experience is revelation, because plants and people have in their cells particles of light that can become coherent, that radiate out physically and also with the creativity of metaphor, as in a beam of light holographically, i.e. by intuition,
Cities are the most manmade of places, the most jammed with bodies, skin and steel. [textwrap_image align="right"]http://www.theoperatingsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/hull_l.jpg[/textwrap_image] Lynda Hull’s poems are the cities and their dwellers, wide-hipped lyrics, shadows in doorways drunk off whiskey and their own dark music, hymns of
When he was a child, W. H. Auden had a friend. One weekend, when Robert Medley was staying at the Audens' home at Harborne, England, Auden's mother found a poem that alarmed her. She gave it to Auden's father, physician
My transition from “actor” to “writer” turned out to be harder than I thought. I was in my second year at Oberlin and had begun to drift away from the theatre community that had been so much of my self-definition.
In her book of essays Proofs and Theories, Louise Gluck writes, “The argument for completion, for thoroughness, for exhaustive detail, is that it makes an art more potent because more exact – a closer recreation of the real. But the
[line] Several years ago, I was coming off of a particularly painful year that commenced with the severing of a seven-year relationship and ended with the passing of my grandmother. From the moment my grandmother stepped foot in this country, she
[box]It's hard to believe that today's post marks the first of our FOURTH annual 30/30/30 series, and that when this month is over we will have seeded and scattered ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY of these love-letters, these stories of gratitude
A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION to a CELEBRATION of APPRECIATION :: The OS is now accepting submissions for our 4th annual Poetry Month 30/30/30 series!
The Operating System is thrilled to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual 30-on-30-in-30 Poetry Month Celebration! In this series, we invite creative people from a range of backgrounds to share a story about how their work has been influenced
[superquote] "Today the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, cooperative effort of all craftsmen." - Walter Gropius, 1919, Bauhaus Manifesto and Program "All the interviewing of former students and faculty are but shallow reminders,
There are certain visions that become tangible in such a way as to appear simply as though they are naturally occurring - institutions and events, in particular, can appear to persist of their own accord even after just a few