RARE SWAN PRESS REVIEW

Lynne Sachs reads EDEN by Robert Frede Kenter

A REVIEW by Lynne Sachs While Eden may at first appear as an image book, to be devoured with the eyes with the freedom of a journey without plan, engaging with the book in this way will cause you to miss its immersive, linear construction of meaning.  The pages of images with occasional text are not numbered per READ MORE

REVIEW INSIDE THE WOLF by Niamh Boyce

INSIDE THE WOLF Within voluminous iconography of fairytale and lore, Niamh Boyce deftly unpicks the seams of traditional mores of motherhood and its assumptions about nurturing and custodianship. Fairytales, monsters and myths tell tall starched, sombre tales which, for most of us over a certain age threshold, encapsulated the psychological playing fields of childhood, for READ MORE

REVIEW – EDEN by Robert Free Kenter

EDEN by ROBERT FREDE KENTER Is it possible to create a small work imbued with torrential, unabated intelligence and intellect?  Youโ€™d be forgiven for thinking this question would necessarily have to do with some academic trope of philosophical abstraction, or a kind of intellectual exercise to bore through the mind into a dulled brain freeze, in READ MORE

REVIEW The Carnival Of Affection by Philip F.Clark

THE CARNIVAL OF AFFECTION Winner of the JEROME LOWELL DEJUR AWARD 2016 PUBLISHER Sibling Rivalry Press ISBN 978-1-943977-41-3 From the immediacy of the ‘frontispiece’ poems of each section, such as this second one “You enter me with spotless grammar”, you’re aware that this is a collection of poems that innately commands attention. What struck me READ MORE

Audio-Visual Collective. Ceiling Fan Launch

Kari Flickinger’s Ceiling Fan Launch On Saturday, March 12th 2022, Rare Swan Press presented Kari Flickinger’s new collection Ceiling Fan at an online launch hosted by the inimitable Damien Donnelly, with readings by invited guests. Please take an hour or so to relax, and enjoy. Ceiling Fan Launch Video Amanda McLoed Ceiling Fan Launch Video READ MORE

Behind the Scenes of ‘Echoes’ with Alan Parry

Echoes is your second collection, tell us a bit about the history of this collection. This collection began life as a competition entry. I was studying at Edge Hill University for my PGCE Scondary English when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Immediately, I was removed from my second school placement. My cohort were asked to jump READ MORE