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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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OR: A Literary Tabloid

Semi-Annual Tabloid of Literature

Graduate Writing OR Logo is the literary tabloid and publication project of the Otis Graduate Writing program, featuring poetry, fiction, translations, essays, reviews and visual art, from around the world. This issue includes an international array of prose and poetry by Amy Allara, Luigi Ballerini, Nanni Ballestrini, Mariano Baino, Art Beck, Guy Bennett, Neeli Cherkovski, Allesandro DeFrancesco, Ray DiPalma, Marco Giovenale, Dale Herd, Stephen Kessler, David Lloyd, Barbara Maloutas, Giulio Marzaioli, Sarah Maxwell, Douglas Messerli, Beatrice Mousli, Dennis Phillips, Gianluca Rizzo, Giovanna Sandri, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Marjorie Welish and Michele Zaffarano. Cover photography by Gianluca Muratori.

Past issues from 2008 to the present contain new work and translations by Solar Abdoh, Adonis, Jorge Amado, Amiri Baraka, Guy Bennett, Brian Blanchfield, Nani Cagnone, Giorgio Caproni, Gilian Conoley, Bob Crosson, Mohammed Dib, Dolores Dorantes, Ben Ehrenreich, Gilad Elbom, Marco Giovenale, Jen Hofer, Ko Un, Rainer Kunze, John Latta, Laura Moriarty, Ryan Murphy, Raymond Queneau, Elizabeth Robinson, Giovanna Sandri, Standard Schaefer, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Adriano Spatola, Dominic Stansberry, Nathaniel Tarn, Frederic Tuten and Valentino Zeichen, among others.

Graduate Writing OR Logo is free-of-charge, published in an edition of 5,000 copies, and is distributed internationally to individuals, institutions and bookstores. To be added to our mailing list, or to contact us, please contact the editor: pvangel@otis.edu.

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Fall submission – December 15
Deadline for Spring submission – June 1