Graywolf Press only puts out about 30 books a year, but is racking up an impressive list of awards for the work it publishes -- especially poetry.
Just this week, poet Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry with his collection "3 Sections."
Last year, poet Mary Szybist won a National Book Award for "Incarnadine." And in 2012, Tracy K. Smith won the Pulitzer for "Life on Mars."
Executive Editor Jeffrey Shotts has had a hand in all of these works. He selects many of Graywolf's poetry collections, and rejects many more. Jeffrey Shotts joined Tom Crann to talk about how he spots prize-worthy poets. Click the audio player above to hear the conversation.