Dorthe Nors's So Much for That Winter comes out next month, and five lucky readers will receive free copies signed by the author! Subscribe to A Public Space for a chance to win!

Gretchen Marquette's debut poetry collection May Day arrives this week, just in time for the spring celebration that partially inspired its name. Here Gretchen shares how this day—in particular, the way it is experienced in her Minneapolis neighborhood—has influenced her life and work.


After reading Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, novelist Jesse Ball was kind enough to share this video, in which he reads an excerpt and describes his experience of reading the book.


“A short talk with a long list inside it. . .” We're thrilled to share here Robert Polito's recent address at AWP 2016 in LA, in which he praises the power of works that “operate along the seams of poetry, fiction, and essay”

Sjohnna McCray’s debut collection of poems, Rapture, releases this week, and he shares here his formative experience in a creative writing workshop led by the poet Henri Cole.

To celebrate today's publication of Maggie Nelson's The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, we share her new preface to the paperback edition.

In advance of this Saturday's panel on The Darkening Trapeze at AWP in LA, we conclude our series of writers celebrating the work of Larry Levis with these high words from Mark Doty.

Layli Long Soldier receives a 2016 Whiting Award for her poetry collection WHEREAS, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in March 2017.

Chosen by acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché, this year's winning manuscript is an extraordinary collection informed by the experience of Hmong refugees in the US, and will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017.

Graywolf Press authors will be very busy next week at this year's AWP conference in Los Angeles! We're looking forward to seeing you there—please stop by booths 805 and 807 to say hello!