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National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2014, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry 2014

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (October 07, 2014)

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award...


Geek Sublime

by Vikram Chandra Graywolf Press (September 02, 2014)

The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long...


The Art of Daring

by Carl Phillips Graywolf Press (August 05, 2014)

The award-winning poet Carl Phillips's invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing

In seven insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the...


The Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison Graywolf Press (April 01, 2014)

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning...


Burning Down the House

by Charles Baxter Graywolf Press (July 16, 2013)

Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter

As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers,...


Halls of Fame

by John D'Agata Graywolf Press (June 18, 2013)

"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." —Guy Davenport, Harper's

John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds...


Native American Fiction

by David Treuer Graywolf Press (May 21, 2013)

An entirely new approach to reading, understanding, and enjoying Native American fiction

This book has been written with the narrow conviction that if Native American literature is worth thinking about at all,...


Airmail

by Robert Bly & Tomas Transtromer Graywolf Press (April 02, 2013)

The illuminating letters of the National Book Award winning poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer

One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse...


Essays from the Nick of Time

by Mark Slouka Graywolf Press (October 26, 2010)

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

Mark Slouka writes from a particular vantage point, one invoked by Thoreau, who wished "to improve the nick of time . ....


I Just Lately Started Buying Wings

by Kim Dana Kupperman Graywolf Press (August 03, 2010)

I Just Lately Started Buying Wings is a finely crafted debut, winner of the 2009 Bakeless Nonfiction Prize

Kim Dana Kupperman's essays plumb the emotional and spiritual depths of a transitory life. Her episodic...


We Begin in Gladness

by Craig Morgan Teicher Graywolf Press (November 06, 2018)

One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a life

Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly...


Sometimes I Think About It

by Stephen Elliott Graywolf Press (November 07, 2017)

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written...


300 Arguments

by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press (February 07, 2017)

A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists

There will come a time when people decide you’ve had enough of your grief, and they’ll try to take it away from you.

Bad...


Thrill Me

by Benjamin Percy Graywolf Press (October 18, 2016)

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands

Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain...


Ron Carlson Writes a Story

by Ron Carlson Graywolf Press (March 01, 2016)

Ron Carlson has been praised as "a master of the short story" (Booklist). In this essay collection, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, he offers a full range of notes and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's...


The Making of the American Essay

by John D'Agata Graywolf Press (March 15, 2016)

For two decades, essayist John D'Agata has been exploring the contours of the essay through a series of innovative, informative, and expansive anthologies that have become foundational texts in the study of...


Letter to a Future Lover

by Ander Monson Graywolf Press (February 03, 2015)

An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a book

A way to leave a trace of us, who we were or wanted to be, what we read and could imagine, what we did and...