Baring the Device: Ethics in Publishing

Baring the Device: Ethics in Publishing

The Gravity of the Thing’s editors have compiled a brief list of articles that relate to ethical practices in literary publishing. Here are a few ways writers, editors, and publishers are critically analyzing literary craft and publishing processes.
Great Chain of Being | Luke Eldredge

Great Chain of Being | Luke Eldredge

"Upstairs some angel is dreaming / about all the women it annunciated. / It is dreaming about the calluses / on the buff of their feet, how the calluses / change shape with their heavying bodies..."
Three Anagram Poems | Desiree Remick

Three Anagram Poems | Desiree Remick

"Karma keeps a small smile as warm / wishes warp shawls, harps help heels. / Walk a seesaw sail. She seeks harm, / washes wasps. A weak meal sparks real / skills. Her arms are a limp heap; she spills / his share..."
Yesterday I Wasn’t Myself | Ivan de Monbrison

Yesterday I Wasn’t Myself | Ivan de Monbrison

"Yesterday, I wasn't myself, I was not my shadow, I was not your brother, nor your friend, nor your sister, nor the meat, nor the bone that gnaws the dog, nor the dog that gnaws the bone..."
Sweet Cherries | Zdravka Evtimova

Sweet Cherries | Zdravka Evtimova

"Theo watched the thin, long thread of a woman. The more he studied her face, the more he suspected she was not all there. The most amazing thing about her was her appetite. She constantly ate..."
The Shadow of Dorothea Politis | Maria Kassandrou

The Shadow of Dorothea Politis | Maria Kassandrou

"The figure distorts and changes size according to the position of the lamp in relation to a particular spot on the floor, close to the far left corner of the room, where there should be a woman sitting. But there is nobody there..."
In Exchange | Chelsea Utecht

In Exchange | Chelsea Utecht

"...the rumors of the crone were whispered on the periphery of my life. It was a sharp intake of breath, my mother then too tired and weak to cry out, that pushed me past hope and into desperation..."