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.

Poem
of the Week
April 14, 2014
by
Harryette Mullen

In Harryette Mullen’s adapted tankas, the natural world collides with the unnatural one, the human-made urban landscapes of Los Angeles. Here, Mullen explores this collision and our misunderstanding of what we eat and what we overhear.—Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor

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