Devonian - Łukasz Drobnik

"Ferns stretch their feathery leaves like lazy barnacles reaching out for plankton. There are pine cones and pine needles crackling under our feet..."

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.

Still Renting - Joshua Michael Maher

"I am not as hungry as I used to be. I don’t count pennies at night anymore. I don’t recycle cans and bottles; I just leave them on the curb..."

Angel Dust - Alex Behr

"Gib holds his pee and doesn’t laugh when one kid stutters on the rug. He chews and tries to swallow mustard-flavored meat. Aiden calls him short. That is first grade..."

Cementia - Evan Steuber

"I was turning into a statue. It started with the tips of my fingers and toes. While modeling Hermaphroditus for my sculptor-friend, there was a sudden hardening in my extremities..."