Tracy K. Smith's new role officially commenced at her inaugural reading at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Danez Smith's anxiously awaited second collection of poems, DON'T CALL US DEAD, is finally here! Click here to see what readers have already been saying about it.

A look ahead to books coming from Graywolf Press in early 2018

Chosen by US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Hererra, Jenny Xie is the winner of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award. Her winning manuscript, Eye Level, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

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April 16, 2018

"summer, somewhere," the long sequence that begins Don't Call Us Dead, has just won the Four Quartets Prize from the Poetry Society of America for a poetic sequence. In these couplets, Danez Smith imagines an afterworld for black children, teenagers, and young men gone too soon. In the two sections here, the deep sorrow of these cruelties melts into the pastoral sweetness of that afterlife, where every being—tree, mountain, field—rejoices to find themselves alive.—Susannah Sharpless, editorial assistant

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