Tracy K. Smith's new role officially commenced at her inaugural reading at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Danez Smith's anxiously awaited second collection of poems, DON'T CALL US DEAD, is finally here! Click here to see what readers have already been saying about it.

A look ahead to books coming from Graywolf Press in early 2018

Chosen by US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Hererra, Jenny Xie is the winner of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award. Her winning manuscript, Eye Level, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

of the Week
March 19, 2018

In “School Smoking Lounge Stephanie,” Burt looks back on her life to try and untangle the destructive habits lurking in her past. Like much of Advice from the Lights, the collection from which “School Smoking Lounge Stephanie” is taken, the poem is filled with effervescent language that excavates childhood mistakes and nostalgia. In “School Smoking Lounge Stephanie,” Burt implies that she has never been “naive,” but in fact has always been haunted by the specter of consequence.—Dylan Larson-Harsch, editorial intern


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