#TBT - Christopher Gilbert's Turning Into Dwelling and the Graywolf Re/View Series

For #ThrowBackThursday we thought we’d share the original cover design of the 1984 Graywolf collection Across the Mutual Landscape by Christopher Gilbert, winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets alongside its new packaging as Turning into Dwelling, the newest title in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series.

From the Shelves: Four New Messages by Joshua Cohen

"[Joshua] Cohen’s newest novel, Book of Numbers, just released by Penguin Random House, is a tome of metafiction. . . . But if you want a taste of Cohen before undertaking a book that has been compared to Infinite Jest, the stories in Four New Messages offer a condensed prophecy from a playful, dexterous, and uncannily veracious writer."—Remy Mason, Editorial Intern

From the Shelves: The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards

When I read a collection of short stories, I often find myself skimming through to find which stories look the most appealing, or at least have the most captivating first sentence. This was not the case when I picked up Robert Boswell’s The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards. The very first story pulled me in and for the next thirty-five pages I was hooked.


From the Shelves: Glyph by Percival Everett

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.

From the Shelves: The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott

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.

From the Shelves: No Animals We Could Name by Ted Sanders

"I wouldn’t have given this two-paragraph wonder a second thought if the story hadn’t elicited an oh, wow in the first place, had it not pulled me back into its brief magic to see how it was done." Derek Jackson, a former editorial intern at Graywolf, writes about the shortest story in No Animals We Could Name by Ted Sanders.

From the Shelves: Roxane Gay On Claudia Rankine's DON’T LET ME BE LONELY

"This is a book about life, and even though it was published nine years ago, we are in a similar cultural moment to the one from which Rankine wrote this book." Roxane Gay writes about Claudia Rankine's collection of poetry, Don't Let Me Be Lonely.

From the Shelves: Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto

“We cared only for ourselves.” So begins Maile Chapman’s eerie Gothic novel set in a Finnish sanitarium. From the moment I first read this line, and the rest of the choral-voiced prologue, I felt chills, and I was gripped with a fever that didn’t leave.


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