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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
Rack Press has the courage to be brief and elegant – The Rialto

Monday, 30 November 2020

A New Pamphlet by Nicholas Murray


Our last pamphlet of 2020, which has been our 15th anniversary year, is A Quartet in Winter by Nicholas Murray published on 1st December.

In the fourth of a series of formal verse satires that began in 2011 with Get Real! and which included Trench Feet (2014) and A Dog’s Brexit (Melos, 2017) Nicholas Murray evokes the Welsh Marches in early winter, when “frost lays its dust-sheet on the Radnor Hills”, contemplating, in rustic confinement in a pandemic, a world of “smirking kleptocrats on giant screens”, and the fate of the Earth “we treat so roughly”.

Nicholas Murray is a poet and literary biographer living in Powys. His most recent full-length poetry collection, The Yellow Wheelbarrow, was published in 2019 by the Melos Press. 

In The Manchester Review Ian Pople praised: “...the quiet rhythmic pulse with underpins all Murray’s poems. That assured rhythmic control is often allied with a closely observational sense in Murray’s writing”.

You can order the new pamphlet here (see side panel) post free at £5.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

More Good Reviews


We were very pleased to see that A.C. Bevan’s pamphlet Field Trips in the Anthropocene is well reviewed in the latest issue of PN Review (No 256) as well as in the new issue of Stand. You can order it here (post-free, same day dispatch) and also other pamphlets published with it this year: Fiona Larkin’s A Dovetail of Breath, Stephen Capus’ 24 Hours and Elinor Wyn Reynolds’ Your Careful Heart/Dy Galon Ofalus [in Welsh and English]. You might like to try a set of all four, each individually signed by the author, for £15, a saving of £5.

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Irish Times praises Róisín Tierney

We were pleased that the Irish Times reviewer, Sean Hewitt, liked Roisin Tierney’s pamphlet Mock-Orange calling the poems “skilful and atmospheric”.  He continued: “These unsettling dark lyrics have a wonderful verbal energy; a mythic imagination.”  

Copies of the pamphlet are still available here and you can also read two new poems of Roisin in the latest issue of Dark Horse magazine.

You can see Róisín reading from the pamphlet on our You Tube channel.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Special Sale Offer on Selected Titles

We are pleased to announce a special sale offer on selected titles from 2005-2018. 
Post free in the UK. 
All the following titles can be ordered for £2 each:

Soft Mutation by Nicky Arscott
Sherpas by John Barnie
Alabaster Girls by Damian Walford Davies
Minim by Hazel Frew
Nebamun's Tomb by John Greening
The Blue Cell by Anna Lewis
Inside the Animal House by Kathy Miles
Blood and Other Elements by Dawn Morgan
Mineral Adventures by Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Catching On by Angela Topping

To order choose from the Paypal sidebar to the right of this.

If you see a title from our pre-2019 backlist (scroll down on the right to see the full list) that you would like and can’t see it listed in the special offer simply email us and we will try to accommodate your order at the sale price.

Monday, 13 April 2020

24 Hours

Here is another poem from our new season of pamphlets read by Stephen Capus from his new pamphlet 24 Hours. All these pamphlets can be ordered directly from us here, post-free, with immediate dispatch.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Another New Poem from Rack Press

Here is another poem from our new spring quartet of pamphlets and we are sorry that current circumstances mean that we weren’t able to launch these poems live – but we shall definitely be doing so once it becomes possible again.

The poet is AC Bevan reading from his new pamphlet (which can be ordered here post free) Field Trips in the Anthropocene.