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.

Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
Carmen Maria Machado signing a book at the 2017 Graywolf Literary Salon
Book Convention
Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl Cover

Van Gogh ate paint. At least that’s the myth of van Gogh.   I ate van Gogh, the still lifes of old boots and thick-tongued irises.

Diane Seuss

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
Selected for the BookExpo Editor's Buzz Panel
Wayétu Moore
Groundbreaking new anthology
Heid Erdrich
Reviewed in the NYTBR and The New Yorker
Jenny Xie
New collection from award-winning poet
Katie Ford
Starred Review from Kirkus
Deborah Baker
New work from major American novelist
Kathryn Davis

In the News

Liu Xia
Liu Xia released from China
Artist and activist Liu Xia, author of Empty Chairs and widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, leaves China after years of house arrest. Read full story »

Featured Events

Jul 18
Heid Erdrich appearing at Bockley Gallery
Location: Minneapolis, MN view map
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
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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