Rack Press ever impresses – Poetry Review
The consistently reliable Rack PressTimes Literary Supplement
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, 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.



Wednesday, 8 April 2020

A New Poem from Rack Press

Here is Fiona Larkin reading from her new Rack Press pamphlet A Dovetail of Breath which you can order here for immediate dispatch.



Tuesday, 31 March 2020

William Palmer: Guardian Poem of the Week

The poem “Letter to my Daughter” from William Palmer’s full-length collection The Water Steps has been selected as this week’s “Poem of the Week” by Carol Rumens in The Guardian.  This fine poem appears in the collection published by Rack Press in 2017 which Carol Rumens calls “a mature and impressive achievement”. You can order a copy of the collection here.


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Poetry and Pandemics

We were very sad to learn that our distributors, Central Books, who make sure that all our publications get to the bookshops, have had to close like everyone else until at least the end of April but we will continue to supply orders directly (post free, same day dispatch) from our website here until the Post Offices close or the stamps run out (but we expect neither of those things to happen).
Individual copies of our new pamphlets published on 17th March can be bought here as well as the best bargain we offer: a set of the four new pamphlets each individually signed and numbered by the author priced at £15 for the set instead of £20.

We hope that all our readers keep safe at this very difficult time.

Buy this packaged set of the 4 new pamphlets for only £15
(the other two from Elinor Wyn Reynolds and Stephen Capus are shyly hiding beneath the outer  ones!)


Thursday, 27 February 2020

New Titles Released 17th March but Launch Cancelled

Four new titles are published on 17th March but with great regret we have to announce that owing to the current situation we have had to cancel the launch event and party which will be rescheduled as soon as it is prudent to do so.  The good news is that all titles can be ordered now from the drop-down menu here. You can also buy packs of our bright new 15th birthday postcard featuring the names of all 50 of our poets.
Our birthday postcard you can order here



NEW TITLES March 2020

Field Trips in the Anthropocene
A.C.Bevan
24 Hours
Stephen Capus
A Dovetail of Breath
Fiona Larkin
Dy Galon Ofalus/Your Careful Heart
Elinor Wyn Reynolds







Rack Press is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year and also marking having reached a total of 50 poets with the launch of these four new pamphlets including its first ever Welsh/English bilingual pamphlet.

Field Trips in the Anthropocene
A.C.Bevan
24 Hours
Stephen Capus
A Dovetail of Breath
Fiona Larkin
Dy Galon Ofalus/Your Careful Heart
Elinor Wyn Reynolds

A. C. Bevan’s fifth poetry collection explores the terrain of the new environmental epoch, in which mankind has become the driving force – if not the “extinction pulse”– of global ecological change. As our fossil economy, industrialisation & rampant consumerism create a human-induced climate crisis of increasingly catastrophic weather, mass species extinction & a rising tide of old & new existential threats, these are poems for our Geological Age.
“Bevan is both a poet of élan & technical virtuosity… not only dexterous, but dexterity at the service of reflections on a very real world” Ian Pople, The Manchester Review

Stephen Capus’ first collection captures the ephemeral impressions, feelings and thoughts of a single day through a series of spare, understated, exact poems, the skilful formal structure sharpening epigrammatically the significance of the otherwise unformed immediacy of the experiences they convey.
Stephen Capus was born in West Cross near Swansea, and studied Russian at Birmingham University and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. He has contributed poems, translations and reviews to various periodicals and anthologies, including Acumen, Agenda, Modern Poetry in Translation, and The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry. His essay on translating the poetry of Georgiy Ivanov appeared in the magazine Cardinal Points, published by the Department of Slavic Studies, Brown University, in 2018.

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Fiona Larkin was born in London to Irish parents, and was educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and  Royal Holloway. She organises innovative poetry events with Corrupted Poetry. Her work was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2019 single poem category, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Aesthetica Award. Poems have appeared in Best New British and Irish Poets 2018, In Transit: Poems of Travel, and in a wide range of journals. A Dovetail of Breath is her first pamphlet. 

‘In ten spare, exact and immensely moving poems, Fiona Larkin offers us a daughter, watching a father’s slow neurological decline. What can be done when words are forgotten, unable to be drawn from the ‘inarticulate thicket’? Larkin explores language as a bonding device, something that roots us to people and place, but asks us to consider what happens when that comes under threat. It is a remarkable debut.’   
Rebecca Goss

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Elinor Wyn Reynolds comes from Carmarthen, she has lived in many parts of Wales, but she is back living in Myrddin’s old town, with her family. She is a poet, an author and a playwright. She believes that poetry should be read, spoken, heard and experienced – poetry is in every heartbeat and every breath. 

This is her first collection.