The Organism for Poetic Research (OPR) initiates events that open a collaborative field for experimentation and research performed in the humanities, natural sciences, poetry and the arts. In brief, the OPR provokes and promotes forms of poetic research and research in poetics.
The research projects of the OPR take a number of forms: OPR events, field reports, web projects, and the annual magazine Pelt. The OPR also hosts “web residents” whose projects actively investigate and re-describe the boundaries of poetic and artistic forms and disciplinary formations of knowledge. The OPR website will soon become the repository of materials and projects related to the OPR’s mission—documents we find influential and foundational to our project—as well as the work of OPR collaborators.
We welcome you explore the website as it continues to grow and to write us with questions or comments at organism [at] organismforpoeticresearch [dot] org.
The OPR would like to thank the Department of English at New York University for its generous support, with additional thanks to Dr. Lytle Shaw and Dr. Una Chaudhuri for their involvement and contributions to the continuing development of the OPR and its activities.
Further thanks to the Observatory at Proteus Gowanus, and to all our contributors on the web and in Pelt.