Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Tracy K. Smith

Graywolf Press is a nonprofit publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literature whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today.

An array of cover proofs for The Art of Perspective
Graywolf supporters at the 2015 archives event
Danez Smith taking a selfie with Fiona McCrae
New Poets of Native Nations set against wildflower background

to trust in the shape and curve / of your hand reaching out to hold mine / making and remaking an island our own.

from Brandy Nālani McDougall’s “This Island on Which I Love You," included in the new anthology edited by Heid E. Erdrich

New and Noteworthy

Liu Xia Freed from House Arrest in China
Xia Liu, Jennifer Stern, Ming Di, Herta Müller, Yiwu Liao
New York Times Rave, Int'l Man Booker Prize Shortlist
Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra
New collection from award-winning poet
Katie Ford
Groundbreaking new anthology
Heid Erdrich
Reviewed in the NYTBR and The New Yorker
Jenny Xie
Selected for the BookExpo Editor's Buzz Panel
Wayétu Moore
Starred Review from Kirkus
Deborah Baker
New work from major American novelist
Kathryn Davis

In the News

Photo of poet Yi Lei standing by image of Hei Ming
Remembering Yi Lei, 1951-2018
US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith shares her memories of Yi Lei, including her experience of translating the renowned Chinese poet’s work into English. *          *          * Read full story »

Featured Events

Aug 14
Graywolf Poetry Tour at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Location: New York, NY view map
Sep 06
Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time
Date: VIP reception at 6:00pm, doors open to public at 7:00pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN view map
Oct 15
Katie Ford and Paul Lisicky reading at Philadelphia Free Library as part of the Monday Poetry Series
Location: Philadelphia, PA view map
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Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking book Citizen: An American Lyric has inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country.

Instagram photo of Wade in the Water against blue bricks

Graywolf is in the business of books that will last. I’m honored to be one of their authors, and to be published alongside many of the writers who made me want to become a poet in the first place.

Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner