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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.


Sunday, 8 November 2015

A Discussion About the State of Poetry

You are most welcome to join us at the Poetry Cafe in London on 18th November (18.30; free admission) for a panel discussion based on Jeremy Noel-Tod's new book from Rack Press Editions: The Whitsun Wedding Video: a journey into British poetry. Jeremy will be joined by poets Emily Berry and Amy Key and the panel will be chaired by Nicholas Murray publisher of Rack Press.  A lively debate will take place we hope.


If you can't make the 18th November it is possible to order now from this site now using Paypal (see adjacent panel) or from any good bookseller.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Whitsun Wedding Video: A Journey into British Poetry

We are pleased to announce the publication on 30th October of the latest Rack Press Edition by Jeremy Noel-Tod: The Whitsun Wedding Video: a journey into British poetry.

A hundred years after the publication of T S Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ one of Britain’s brightest and sharpest poetry critics, Jeremy Noel-Tod, takes contemporary British poetry to task for its failure to match the ambition of the great modernists such as Eliot. This witty and incisive book ‘about how reputations have been made in modern British poetry and may be remade’ challenges received opinion about contemporary verse. ‘Rumours persist that excellent poetry is being written by poets who are not venerable names rehearsing old themes,’ the author reports in an essay certain to create controversy in the world of poetry.

Jeremy Noel-Tod lives in Norwich where he teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Since 2000 he has reviewed poetry for a wide range of national publications, including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, and The Sunday Times. He is the editor of R.F. Langley’s Complete Poems (Carcanet, 2015) and was the revising editor of the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2013), previously published as the Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry (1994), ed. Ian Hamilton.



Sunday, 4 October 2015

Poetry in Presteigne: Less than a fortnight to go

A few of our East Radnor neighbours
The brand new Welsh poetry festival, Poetry in Presteigne, opens on Friday 16th October in the lovely town of Presteigne, Powys, already famous for its annual music festival.  There is a rich programme of readings, events, performances, music and art so book now at www.poetryinpresteigne.com.  Today the autumn weather is glorious in East Radnor, the part of Powys where Presteigne is located, so as well as the poetry there is excellent walking and scenery to make a weekend stay a break to remember.  The full programme is on the website.