Essays

The Collected Schizophrenias

Essays
Esmé Weijun Wang

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2019

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

Paul Kingsnorth

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2017

A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide”

Dictionary Days

Ilan Stavans

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2005

The whole of The Catcher in the Rye is in the Oxford English Dictionary, waiting to be unscrambled, and so are all the novels of our past, present, and immediate future

Disappearing Ink

Poetry at the End of Print Culture
Dana Gioia

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2004

Celebrated poet and author of Can Poetry Matter?, Dana Gioia, offers another bold and insightful collection of essays on art and culture

Don't Let Me Be Lonely

An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine

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2004

In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century

The Empathy Exams

Essays
Leslie Jamison

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2014
From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

Essays from the Nick of Time

Reflections and Refutations
Mark Slouka

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2010

A new collection of prophetic essays from one of the sharpest practitioners of the form

Fables and Distances

New and Selected Essays
John Haines

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1996

Findings

Kathleen Jamie

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2007

"A book of unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language."—The Daily Telegraph
 

The Graywolf Annual Five

Multi-Cultural Literacy
Edited by Rick Simonson and Scott Walker

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1988

"[A] challenging collection of essays that demonstrate the vitality of those on the margin—women and people of color—and reassert the value of multi-ethnicity on America's intellectual landscape."—Cecile Andrews, Seattle Times

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