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Over the past two decades, Thea Prieto has edited for Counterpoint Press, Berkeley Fiction Review, Propeller Magazine, and Portland Review. She is the author of From the Caves (2021), which won the Red Hen Press Novella Award and the INDIES Book of the Year Award for Literature, and her writing has appeared at Poets & Writers, Longreads, The Kenyon Review, CRAFT Literary Magazine, New Orleans Review, The Masters Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and publishing at Portland State University and Portland Community College. To learn more, visit theaprieto.com.
Founder & Prose Editor
Matthew Robinson prefers writing that unsettles, that questions more than it assumes, and that considers its form and discourse as significant as its story. This is what led him to help found The Gravity of the Thing in 2013. He is the author of the novel The Horse Latitudes (2016), which was an Oregon Book Awards finalist, and co-author of the story collection The Jesus He Deserved (2018). In 2016 he was awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship, and his fiction has appeared in The Road Ahead, Grist Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, Word Riot, Split Lip Magazine, Clackamas Literary Review, and elsewhere.
Wendy Bourgeois is the author of The Devil Says Maybe I Like It (Propeller Books, 2018), a collection of essays on poetry, craft, and philosophy, and her writing has appeared in Cirque, Portland Review, Heavy Feather Review, and other journals. She is a writing instructor at Portland State University and Portland Community College.
Laurel Prieto is a California-based printmaker. Her artwork has been exhibited in San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Japan, and elsewhere. She works with dye, stitch/weave textiles and fibers, paper making, and collage. A lover of the handmade, she is a lifelong learner, maker, and teacher. To view her current projects, visit Instagram @laurelprieto.
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