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Monday, 13 April 2009

Rack Press Poem Cards on Sale

This year's new venture from Rack Press, Poem Card No 1, an attractively produced  folding card that can be used as a greetings card (see illustration to the right) is now available at two Welsh outlets, The Rowan Tree in Presteigne, Powys and Pemberton's in Hay-on-Wye, also in Powys (all ready for the imminent influx of the metropolitan literati at next month's Guardian Hay Festival of Literature).  

The card consists of a reproduction of a contemporary painting by Leeds-based artist, Elizabeth Neylan, Acapulco, together with a poem by Rack Press founder, Nicholas Murray in response to the painting.  This literary pairing of poem and painting is called ekphrasis.

Cards can also be ordered directly from Rack Press either individually at £1.65 (post free) or at a special discount of 8 cards for £10.