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acumen is published three times a year (January, May and September), A5 perfect bound, with at least 120pp per issue.
THE NEW EDITION OF ACUMEN IS NOW OUT. Publishing new poems by R.V. Bailey, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Sue Boyle, Alan brownjohn, John Greening, Mimi Khalvati, Antony Mair, Kathleen McPhilemy, Jo Peters, Lucy Ann Watt, John Whitworth and many others.
An enlightening interview with Wendy French and Danielle HOpe.
Poems from Acumen 76 are on the 'Guest Poem' pages. Latest poems posted 11.05.13.
DETAILS OF HOW TO SUBMIT ON LINE: send to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Please send submissions (no more than four poems) as a word doc or docx document and as an attachement .
2 All poems to be in one file, but each poem to be on a separate page.
3 Each page to have your name and snail-mail address on it.
4 Please put SUBMISSION in the subject box.
5 Allow up to two weeks for a reply. If a poem is short-listed, you will be notified.
6 No more than one submission per poet per week..
Acumen does have a facebook page and a twitter account. Please become a friend of Acumen. I think you can express your views about A75 on what I believe is called 'the wall'. If so, please do so (we don't mind criticism but rudeness and personal attacks will be promptly removed).
PLEASE send all books for review to the Book Reviews Editor at Swansea. All poems to me at the Brixham address. SEE CORRECTIONS BELOW CONTENTS.
MANY APOLOGIES TO MARTIN JOHNS WHOSE POEM APPEARS UNDER THE NAME OF MATTHEW JOHNS. Plrase see correct version on the guest poem page.
Contents of ACUMEN 76, May 2013
Poems: Roger Harvey, Antony Mair, A.M. Thompson, Carol Coiffait, Martin Johns,
Keiran Patrick Goddard, Leah fritz, R.V. Bailey.
Interview with Danielle Hope and Wendy French.
Poems: Susan Skinner, Jo Peters, Michael Cullup, Lucy Anne Watt, Rik Wilkinson
On Translating Rilke – Jonathan Steffen.
Poems: Harry Guest, Caroline Natzler, John Greening, Jim C. Wilson, Lotte Kramer, Helen Whitton, Jay Ramsey.
Parallel Texts – Richard O'Connell.
Poems: ALan brownjohn, Anne Ballard, W.D. Jackson, Joan Sheridan Smith.
The Sonnet, The KIngs Business and the Cruek Mistress- Roger Harvey.
Poems: Sue Boyle, Stelle Davis, Francis Warner, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs.
The Influence of Poetry – Andrew Knight.
Poems: Kathleen McPhilleny, June Hall, Katherine Hall, John Greening, Mimi Khalvati, Yuko Minamikawa Adams, Matthew Smith.
Poetry Nite – David McVey.
Poem: Martin Malone, Diane Tang, John Whitworth, Jennifer McGowan, Stephen Capus, Timothy Robey.
Reviews: Myra Schneider, William Oxley, R.V. Bailey, Kim Moore, Glyn Pursglove, Nigel Jarrett, Edmind Prestwich.
Poetry Comment: Glyn Pursglove.
To submit poems without exasperating editors read the guidelines on 'Submissions'.
Please do not send e-mail submissions without prior permission.
It is with regret that we have to publish the following corrections to the very fine review by Nigel Jarret in this issue. For some reason of its own, the computer removed two words in this review, each after the preposition 'in':
p. 103 final line of text should read '... in New Jersey which ...' p. 104 four lines from the bottom of the page should read '... in Iceland, for example ...'
Many apologies to Nigel.
PLEASE send all books for review to the Book Reviews Editor at Swansea.
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PLEASE send all books for review to the Book Reviews Editor at Swansea, all poems to the editor in Brixham.
Acumen Magazine is supported by the Arts Council of England (Lottery Fund).