Two perfect novellas arrive this week from Dorthe Nors, with countless readers already in agreement that So Much for That Winter is this year's perfect summer read.

Max Porter's Grief Is the Thing with Feathers hits stores today, arriving on a wave of extraordinary praise from early readers.

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.

of the Week
June 27, 2016
Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher, Graywolf's first published poet, writes here about the death of her husband, Raymond Carver. This hypnotic lyric, like much of Gallagher’s best work, uses images from the natural world to discuss themes of mortality, and the distinctions between the living and the dead, distinctions that, like Gallagher’s poetry itself, expand and transform before us, the longer we stop by to look. —David Freeman, editorial intern

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