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I have come to hope that a Rack Press pamphlet may be a tiny gift-box of unusually good poems – Alison Brackenbury, PN Review

Thursday, 30 July 2009

New reviews of Rack Press pamphlets

The latest issue of Planet magazine carries reviews by Lyndon Davies of the 2009 series of Rack Press pamphlets. He praises John Powell Ward's "witty and inventive sequence" Variations on Four Places, finds Siobhán Campbell's language in Darwin Among the Machines "revels in the lexicon of mechanical paraphernalia" and describes William Palmer's poems in An Instruction from Madame S. as "elegantly wrought and mellifluously gratifying to the ear".

Issue 195 of Planet is available from www.planetmagazine.org.uk

The current issue of Agenda, a Welsh issue, also reviews Rack Press pamphlets under the slightly disconcerting heading of "Omnium Gatherum of Welsh Books". John Powell Ward's sequence is praised again and there are reviews of Steve Griffith's Landing and Byron Beynon's Cuffs.

Agenda is available from www.agendapoetry.co.uk.