Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Just Us by Claudia Rankine

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.

Ilya Kaminsky and Carmen Giménez Smith at 2019 National Book Awards
Supporters celebrating Graywolf at 45 in Portland
Graywolf sales director Casey O'Neil and 2018-2019 Citizen Literary Fellow Ill Nippashi-Hoereth

A collection of tender, heart-wrenching and defiant poems that explore what it means to love and be loved in an America beset by conflict.

2021 Pulitzer Prize Judges' Statement for POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM by Natalie Diaz

National Book Awards Longlists

Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer
Threa Almontaser
Jakob Guanzon

In the News

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Robert Bly 1926–2021
Graywolf Press celebrates the life and work of Robert Bly, who died November 21 at his home in Minneapolis. Read full story »
Photo of Graywolf Director/Publisher Fiona McCrae
After twenty-seven years as director and publisher at Graywolf Press, Fiona McCrae has announced her retirement effective June 2022. Read full story »

Featured Events

Feb 03
Natalie Diaz reading and in conversation with Hilton Als on POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM, presented by City Arts and Lectures
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Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking Citizen: An American Lyric and other books have inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country. (Photo credit: DP Jolly.)

Graywolf gave my story a chance when few others would. It's an honor and a privilege to join the roster of this world-class press, committed to disrupting the canon by taking wild, unpopular, beautiful chances.

Wayétu Moore