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

Sunday, 11 December 2016

New Titles for 2017 available to buy now

We are delighted to say that the four new Rack Press poetry pamphlets for 2017 are available for purchase here now using our Paypal button.  The official publication date and launch is 27 January 2017 but you can buy them now exclusively from this site and receive them in time for Christmas.

A particularly strong quartet this year they are:-

Flowers by Kathryn Gray
Muddy Fox by Chris Kinsey
Glass as Broken Glass by Martha Sprackland
Brexit Day on the Balmoral Estate by Rory Waterman

All are priced at £5.

At the launch on Friday 27th January at 18.30 at The Art Workers’ Guild, Queen Square, London WC1 we will have on sale, as well as the individual pamphlets, special sets of all four, each signed and numbered by the author, at a bargain price.  Make a note of this date in your diary as all are welcome.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Silly Lady Novelists?

We had a very successful launch on 21st October in London of our latest title from the Rack Press Editions imprint: Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts. You can see an image of the cover over to the right here.  This is the third title in the “little green book” series which offers short form elegantly provocative writing and you can order this now.

What kind of novels should women write? Should anyone be prescribing the answer to such a question? In a lively and polemical response to George Eliot’s famous Westminster Review essay of 1856 “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists”, novelist, poet and critic Michèle Roberts offers a challenging examination of current debates around fiction and sex.

Michèle Roberts has written 13 novels and is Professor Emerita at the University of East Anglia. She lives in South London and her new novel is The Walworth Beauty.

The book also contains some original artwork by Michèle Roberts

Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts,
Published 21 October 2016, 64pp, £8 (postage free when purchased here online).

While you are waiting why not order one of our previous Rack Press Editions?

Bloomsbury and the Poets by Nicholas Murray
‘a delight’ – The Spectator

The Whitsun Wedding Video by Jeremy Noel-Tod
‘a suavely witty and wise collection of essays’ –
David Wheatley, The Poetry Foundation.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Come and Meet Us at the Poetry Book Fair in London on 17th September

Last year’s poetry book fair in full swing
Rack Press is delighted to be running a stall again at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair in London on 17th September. For a full programme of the day’s events and readings click HERE.  This is a great opportunity to see the whole range of small, independent poetry press publishing and hear a range of poets.  Come and talk to us.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Praise for “Hooligans" by Katrina Naomi

A very nice review in the new issue of Lunar Poetry of Katrina Naomi’s pamphlet Hooligans by Gram Joel Davies

Hooligans is a timely book, hopefully a timeless one. A small collection which distils everyday heroism to a courageous liquor. While today, celebrity speakers chauvinistically urge us to spurn our voting rights, voices raised from the past still mock, argue, insist – and refuse to be quieted. Thanks to Naomi’s work, names which have become museum pieces are made personal again, their dismissal as unconscionable now as ever before.
Well-deserved, we say. It can be ordered online here.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Martina Evans Poetry Book Society Summer Choice

We are delighted that Martina Evans' Rack Press pamphlet Watch has been selected as the Summer Pamphlet Choice by the Poetry Book Society.  The PBS closed earlier this year but it is now to be run by Inpress who are pressing ahead with the choices and catching up with the schedule. Martina's new collection from Carcanet has also just been published: The Windows of Graceland: new and selected poems. You can order the pamphlet now from us by Paypal.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We enjoyed World Book Night at the City Lit

Nicholas Murray, Michèle Roberts, and Deirdre Shanahan in the City Lit
Student Centre on 25th April
Rack publisher Nicholas Murray introduced two other Rack poets, Michèle Roberts and Deirdre Shanahan, at a reading on Monday 25th April to celebrate World Book Night at the City Lit in London. They were joined by Wendy Brandmark who launches her new collection of stories this week, He Runs the Moon (Holland Park Press).

Monday, 8 February 2016

Signed Sets of the new 2016 series of Rack poets

There are still some signed sets left of the new 2016 series of Rack Poets available to purchase only here (see drop down menu to the right).

Each pamphlet has been individually numbered and signed by its author which makes this a unique set and you save £5 by buying all four together.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Rack Poets 2016 Launched in London

Martina Evans reading from Watch

The four new poets of 2016 reading on the evening their pamphlets were launched at the Art Workers' Guild in Bloomsbury
John Greening reading from Nebamun's Tomb

Eve Grubin reading from The House of Our First Loving

Andrew McCulloch reading from Strange, Such Strength

Monday, 11 January 2016

The New Rack Poetry Titles for 2016 Are Here

The new Rack Press poetry pamphlets launched on 28th January at a party to which your are all invited in London are AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE HERE FROM TODAY.

Don't miss our special bargain of the complete set of four for the price of three: £15.