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On the celebration of the William Stafford Centennial and the publication of Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems, Stafford’s son, Kim Stafford, has compiled an astounding list describing just some of the ways Stafford’s work has become an enduring conversation with the world.—Jeff Shotts

Leslie Jamison discusses her national bestseller The Empathy Exams with her aunt, Kay Redfield Jamison, author of the national bestseller An Unquiet Mind, in a video provided by Politics & Prose.

Scratching the Ghost by Dexter L. Booth was selected by Major Jackson for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and published by Graywolf last November. In this conversation between Booth and Jackson they discuss autobiography in poetry, sentimentality, inventiveness, and the influence of images.

Our series, The Editor's Desk, spotlights editors we admire and the manuscripts they're currently working on. Here Matt Weiland, senior editor at W.W. Norton, tells us about Philip Connors's forthcoming book, All the Wrong Places.

Jon Westmark reviews Percival Everett's Glyph, "a novel chock-full of verbose philosophical and literary rumination, semiotic diagrams, and occasionally hairsplitting explication." We've just released a handsome new paperback edition.

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, James Franco talked about his new book and gave a shout out to Graywolf Press, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Warren Wilson creative writing program, and Frank Bidart's latest, Metaphysical Dog.

In preparation for her Insights design lecture at the Walker Art Center on Tuesday, March 18, Martine Syms sent poet Kevin Young five questions, one for each “lesson” in his book, The Grey Album.

My bedside table hosted a precarious and ever-growing stack of other people’s lives. I just couldn’t get enough. Every time I cracked open a cover I was transformed—into a gang member, an anorexic, a stripper, an alcoholic. I could have written a memoir about my memoir addiction.

Going to AWP 2014? Come join us at these four special Graywolf events, including a 40th anniversary reading, a William Stafford Centennial reading, an anniversary party with beer, wine, and cake, and a panel on the creative writer as critic.

Tess Gallagher, author of the first book published by Graywolf, recalls her 40 years with the press.