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, 6 September 2010

Rack Press Poets Read in Wales

Six Rack Press poets read in a special Fifth Birthday event at the Presteigne Festival in Wales on 29th August to a packed hall. Seen here holding the commemorative tile handmade by a local Welsh pottery to celebrate five years of poetry publishing, with which each poet was presented, are, from left to right, Byron Beynon, Steve Griffiths, Nicholas Murray, Ian Parks, Cathy Galvin and William Palmer.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Presteigne Festival Hosts Fifth Birthday Poetry Event

We are delighted to have been invited to host a poetry reading and book launch as part of the 2010 Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts in the Welsh Marches on Sunday 29th August. Many of the sixteen poets published by Rack Press since 2005 will be coming to read and entrance is free. See us on our home patch in Wales!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Latest Reviews

Ian Parks's A Paston Letter is warmly reviewed in the latest issue of Long Poem Magazine where it is praised as "a haunting, elegiac poem" and it is good to see a reviewer paying attention to the poem's form and verse technique and talking intelligently about them. David Kennedy's Mistral is also reviewed in the latest issue of Stride.

Don't forget that you can catch the Rack Press poets live at the Presteigne Festival in Wales later this month on Sunday 29th August. We would love to see you there.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Praise for Katy Evans-Bush

The Times Literary Supplement dated 25th June has a group review of new poetry pamphlets and it praises one of the four Rack Press titles published in January, Oscar & Henry, by Katy Evans-Bush. The reviewer, Andrew McCulloch, calls this an "impressive sequence" (we agree) and celebrates the "wit and playfulness of this collection".

You can order an immediate copy by sending an order to the address on the side panel at the right here. Try some of the other titles too!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Welsh Launch at Presteigne Festival

The Rack Press poets, including this year's authors, will be appearing at a special event at the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts in August. As well as being the home turf of the Rack Press, Presteigne in Powys in Mid Wales is the location for the renowned Presteigne Festival which is one of the highlights of the British musical calendar and we are very proud to be there.

We have also been reviewed in the most recent issue of the Bow Wow Shop so check it out.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Rack Press Website

The former Rack Press website no longer exists and this blog-based website is where you should go to find out about our news and titles and how to order. Enjoy our poems!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Amazon: A Warning

I very much regret the fact that Amazon orders are currently being met with an automated reply saying Rack Press titles are "Temporarily Out of Stock" which is nonsense. I am currently trying to deal with this automated behemoth to convey that information to them. In the meantime please order direct from Rack Press, The Rack, Kinnerton, Presteigne Powys LD8 2PF where orders will be despatched immediately.

Nicholas Murray
Rack Press

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Party goes off with a swing

The Rack Press poetry launch at the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury was a great success and well-attended and our 5th birthday was celebrated in style. Below are some of the guests, left to right, Alan Jenkins, deputy editor and poetry editor of The Times Literary Supplement, Rack Press founder, Nicholas Murray, and poet and critic Alan Brownjohn. Order now!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

New Titles Launched in London Next Week

The new titles described in the post below are launched next week, Thursday 14th January, at the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury at 6.30pm and all are welcome.

Look at our new website for all the details of the new poets.

And don't worry about the snow. We had it last week (as you can see from the photograph) at Rack Press HQ in the Welsh Marches and we survived.