Rack Press ever impresses – Poetry Review
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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

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Get Real Reviewed

Get Real!, the 2011 Rack Press pamphlet by Nicholas Murray, is reviewed positively in the latest issue of the estimable Poetry Wales (Summer 2012, 48 (1)) by Steve Hitchins who describes it as a "rhyming rant" which the author certainly wouldn't dispute. Written in response to the events surrounding the formation of the coalition government in 2010, Get Real! is done in a Burns-style stanza though the very strict metrical form resembles most closely that used by W H Auden in the 1930s in his poem "Brothers, when the sirens roar".  It is unfortunately sold out but the entire poem is included in Nicholas Murray's new poetry collection, Acapulco: New and Selected Poems (Melos) and it can be ordered online from Melos.  Hurry and buy now before the Coalition dissolves!

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