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acumen is published three times a year (January, May and September), A5 perfect bound, with at least 120pp per issue.

You should have received your copy of Acumen 80.  Hope you find something to enjoy within its pages.  All comments welcome.
Details of the contents are, as usual, available below. 
The poems from the issue posted 19.10.14.  are by
two of the poets who will be at this year's Torbay Poetry Festival.
Two different looks at wedded bliss ... ?
Acumen would like to pay tribute to the poet, playright and good friend
who passed away last Sunday, 28th September.  He was the first subscriber
to the magazine as well as the first contributor.  Ever since, he was
a supporter and friend of the magazine, its events and
the Torbay Poetry Festival.
He was also a personal friend, admired for his generous spirit and warmth 
of companionship.  He will be much missed by us all.

The programme is out for this year's Torbay Poetry Festival
see www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk for a list of events and to buy tickets on-line.
Tickets still available for most events, including ROGER MAcGOUGH.


More details on the 'Events' side button. 
Photograph of John Whitworth, June English and William Oxley at Canterbury reading.

                            DETAILS OF HOW TO SUBMIT ON LINE: send to patriciaoxley6@gmail.com and details are on the submissions page (see side bar). Please check number and frequency of submissions.

Contents of Acumen 80, September 2014


Poems: Louise Green, Neil Wenborn, Alison Brackenbury, maxine Linnell, Jacci Garside, Srinjay Chakravarti, Brian Gourley, Kathy Gee, Shanta Acharya, Andrew McDiarmid, Alan Galante, Jennifer McGowan, John Miles.

Interview − with Christopher North.

Poems:   Christopher North, Jonathan Steffen, Pat Borthwick, Stephen C. Middleton, Owen Gallagher, Nick Burbridge, Jilly Funnell, Jethro Dykes, Helen Ashley.

Penned – Anne Alexander.
Poems:    Jennie Osborne, Robert Harpur, Lotte Kramer, John Miles, Suzy Miles, Andrew Geary, Dorothy Waite, Fred Beake.
Poetry in Translation: Sulpicia (trans. Richard O'Connell), Mikhail Lermontov (trans. Stephen Capus), Jean-Arthur Rimbaud (trans. Julian Farmer).
Poems:    Simon Williams, Terry Quinn, Ann Gibson, Anton Rose.
Something of Louis MacNeice – Fred Beaks. 
Poems:   Mervyn Linford, Nicola Wafrwick, Clive Donovan, Anne Lawrence, Amarion McGauhy, Stuart Pickford, Bridgit Sivill.
Ostricism by Proxy – William Oxley. 
Poems:   William Bedford, David H.W. Grubb, Eileen Carney Hulme, India Russell, Ali Pardo, Michael Henry, Michael Jennings, Judi Benson, Mwerryn Williams.
Reviews: Nigel Jarrett, William Oxley, Lucy Jeffery, Edmund Prestwich, Belinda Cooke, C.J.P. Smith, Glyn Pursglove.
Poetry Comment 
Obituary for Gerard Benson.

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