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 resources that relate to ethical practices in publishing. Here are a few ways writers, editors, and publishers are critically analyzing literary craft and publishing processes.
Selected Poems | Makayla Gay

Selected Poems | Makayla Gay

"Have I told you how badly I wanted to lift the shroud of Saint Basil of Ostrog / to see if the smell of basil lingered in his bones? / I didn’t— / not because I’m scared of the dead or the sacred..."
Book Your Injectables | Jennifer Robinson

Book Your Injectables | Jennifer Robinson

"Side effects may include: conflating appearance with self-worth, emotional regression, decreased compassion, and debilitating perfectionism..." A micro essay by Jennifer Robinson.
Willing | Michael Levan

Willing | Michael Levan

"She has given / over to the probability of loss, which is enough / to make one ask, How shall the heart be / reconciled from this feast? How shall it / remain intact to keep her going wherever she needs to go?"
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..."