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Contents of ACUMEN 78, January 2014


Poems: Leah Fritz. Sebastian Barker, David H.W. Grubb, David Broadbridge, Annie Maclean,                     Rosie Jackson, Alison Chisholm, Yvonne Baker.

Holocaust & Reconciliation:   Interview with Thomas Ország-Land. 

Poems: Jim C. Wilson, John Arnold, Chris Waters, K.V. Skene, Wanda Barford, Antony Mair,                         Edmund Prestwich, David Perman, Maria Taylor*.

The Poetry of Poets: Geoffrey Godbert.

Poems: Denise Bennett, Jennifer Johnson, Stuart Pickford, Marion Hobday, Holly Ayling,
                John Tanner, June English, Philip Seal.

Miracles by Alain Fournier: Introduction and Trans. by Anthony Costello & Anita Marsh.

Poems: Pushkar Bisht, Williams Nkurunziza, Paul Carney, Peter Dale, John McKernan,
                Donna Pucciani, Harry Guest, Alan Galante, Mandy Haggith.


Poems: Ted Harriott, K.V. Skene, Bridget omasin, Joan S. Smith, Mandy Haggith,
                 William Oxley, Maggie Butt, 
Josh Ekroy, Kenneth Steven.

Fakery on an Epic Scale:  Roger Harvey.

Poems: Michael Swan, Simon Williams, Michael Jennings, Marion Hobday,
                Alison Chisholm, India Russell, 
Dorothy Pope, John Gohorry, Floyd Skloot,
O’Callaghan, Gill Learner.

Reviews:  M. Wynn Thomas, Nigel Jarrett, Belinda Cooke, Fred Beake, William Bedford,
                    Edmund Prestwich, 
Lucy Jeffery, Christopher J.P. Smith.

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