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.

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Graywolf board members with Tarfia Faizullah and Danez Smith
Book browsers at a Graywolf event
This Mournable Body set against yellow brick

Now you understand. You arrived on the back of a hyena. The treacherous creature dropped you from far above onto a desert floor. There is nothing here except, at the floor's limits, infinite walls.

from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body

New and Noteworthy

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction
Jamel Brinkley
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry
Jenny Xie
#1 Indie Next Pick for September
Wayétu Moore
New anthology edited by US Poet Laureate
Tracy Smith
New in paperback
Kevin Young
Starred Review from Kirkus
Deborah Baker
New collection from award-winning poet
Katie Ford
Groundbreaking new anthology
Heid Erdrich

In the News

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SHE WOULD BE KING Named #1 Indie Next Pick for September
Independent booksellers across the country have chosen Wayétu Moore's debut novel, She Would Be Kingas the #1 new release in September.     Read full story »

Featured Events

Sep 20
Catherine Barnett and Tracy K. Smith reading at New York University
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Oct 13
Graywolf Press at the Twin Cities Book Festival
Date: Book fair open from 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Saint Paul, 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.

American Journal against red 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