Several Rack poets are reviewed in a pamphlet round-up in the latest issue of The Warwick Review. William Palmer's The Paradise Commissionaire is described as "an enjoyable taster" and he "writes about grief and ageing with an undercurrent of calm sorrow". The reviewer praises his narrative skill and delicacy of suggestion. Ros Hudis whose Terra Ignota is reviewed, is described as "a humane and sensitive poet...determined to tackle those lesser-charted regions of human experience, the intimate and even taboo topics that can cause difficulties in presentation...the voice is always well-honed, each word and thought carefully selected." Of David Harsent's Songs from the Same Earth the reviewer says: "Each line is perfectly balanced, so well-wrought they almost slip off the tongue..."
We were pleased to see tribute being paid to the craftsmanship of all three poets, something we value very highly in our selection of work to publish.
All these pamphlets can be ordered here.
Rack Press ever impresses – Poetry Review
The consistently reliable Rack Press – Times 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
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
|William Palmer reading at the launch |
of his Rack Press pamphlet
The Paradise Commissionaire in London in January
You can also see a New Welsh Review podcast that features Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch talking about her Rack pamphlet Lime&Winter and an item on the Press itself.