[script_teaser]And on the eleventh day, God created the Chris Toll.[/script_teaser][textwrap_image align="right"]http://www.theoperatingsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-27-at-12.03.46-PM.png[/textwrap_image] And on the fourteenth day, God destroyed him. Such was the brevity of his national spotlight, which was made possible when Adam Robinson’s Publishing Genius Press issued Toll’s principle collection, The
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
[box] It's been a busy time here at The Operating System as Summer gears up into the New York City Fall arts season. In addition to our always active calendar of events (keep your eyes out for readings at Bluestockings, da
[h5] The OS Wants YOU! to write journalistic / field notes type accounts of your days in Seattle, as we are unable to attend. [/h5] These could take very different approaches: On the one hand, The OS is interested in running naturally
Editor's note: Exit Strata is very pleased to announce the opening and run of Awesome Creator / contributor Chloë Bass's culminating show of The Bureau of Self-Recognition project at Momenta Art in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY), which opens on May 31st as part
The other night I was having dinner with my mother who asked me exactly what AWP was, and what I was going to be doing there. Since she'd visited me last year at the GC for the Chapbook festival, I
Peter Milne Greiner reviews Family of Many Enzos by Paige Lipari / Augury Books If the first planet from the sun is a hairy arm brandishing a serrated knife you have entered Paige Lipari’s known space. Family of Many Enzos, her first chapbook
[caption id="attachment_986" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="illustration by tom joyce http://tomjoyceillustration.blogspot.com/"][/caption] With Poetry Month recently ended, I find myself having separation anxiety from the influx of lovestuff our 30/30/30 series was made of. I've been excited to note that our poetry community's efforts have been making the rounds -- that connections are being established, gratitude circulated, and love received amongst circles of readers, friends, our terrific contributors, and many of the profiled poets, as well. Of course, to everything there is a season and by no means does April's close equate an end to Exit Strata's commitment to mutual appreciation. In fact, it gives us an opportunity to shine more, and well deserved light on our ongoing AWESOME CREATORS profile series, the inauguration of which slipped in on little cat feet amidst the Poetry Month festivus. What a bunch of awesome folk we've got in the bullpen to introduce to you this season! We could not be more excited, and since I've always been the kind of kid who wants to wear ALL her new clothes RIGHT AWAY I just *had* to share. I've given you mini preview schpiels here, in case you want to w(h)et? your whistle. You can look forward to conversations with: RICHARD EOIN NASH : RED LEMONADE, SMALL DEMONS ANNA BARSAN/JESSIE LEVANDOV: SIGNIFIED NICK LEAVENS : THE CLAQUE JOSEPH RIIPPII VELCROW RIPPER : OCCUPY LOVE POETRY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK / NY POETRY FESTIVAL ___ WOOHOO!
The Faces of Influence - John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper Faces or facets? Am I being facetious in considering fact a species of essence, even essences, precipitate—from the lot conjoined—a chemical residue, like water, plain oxygen: and if residue what of, why not, feces? Fax—is this, are they—iteration of facsimile? Effect, then, whether spelled—particularized—with e or a, Classical byproduct: aeffect,a lode of Pindarian award for aesthetic gain or distinction. I first saw—first beheld—Hala Alyan in the dark. She half sat, upright in the darkness familiar from unknown places. No pitch, the tentative sensual isolation adheres to bodies, but another vividly sensuous through which perception nears to the material: where Eros does prevail—palatial imagining, short-lived, with Psyche. Thanks, if such issue exist, conceded apology, acknowledgment, ripening gratitude flow from the misunderstanding, sundered conjunction, memory, recall, facsimile, fable (weakness of memory at maximum componential strength), influence.