The Noble Horse - Lisa Regen

"For the most part, horses are quiet. They neigh only to each other. In pain they are silent. If you are listening you might notice the stomp of a foot, the swish of a tail, their gentle breath..."

The Gravity of the Thing at Wordstock 2017

The Gravity of the Thing is pleased to announce it will be attending Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on November 11th, 2017 in partnership with Portland State University's creative writing program.

Selected Poems - Ryan Saul Cunningham

"Like the philosopher’s difficult handwriting, / Popular in certain traditions, history / Ultimately turns out the same, slobbering / Over a six-string July in the shadow..."

Matthew Robinson, guest author at Wordstock 2017

Matthew Robinson, co-editor of The Gravity of the Thing, is on the author lineup for Wordstock 2017. The lineup includes such writers as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeffrey Eugenides, Claire Messud, Jenny Han, Lidia Yuknavitch, and many more.

Day Is Done - Shannon Coghlan Reiss

"The gunny almost always kept a wad of singles in the top drawer of his filing cabinet, and I sometimes wondered if he left them there specifically for me..."