[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
[articlequote]We say thought’s object is not knowledge but living.”[/articlequote] As an undergrad sociology major I became obsessed with the Situationist International. Hyperradical, theory-obsessed, and obscure almost to the point of obnoxiousness, they seemed to be everything the American hippie flower children
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
There are books of poetry that have played large parts in periods of my life, the call and response of certain life events or challenges. The book that has remained closest to me throughout has been Tony Hoagland’s Sweet Ruin.
The Operating System is thrilled to invite you to participate in the 3rd 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