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New poems posted 30.03.15.

SHORT-LIST for issue 82 is now full and under consideration.  Please send new contributions after April 15th.  Thank you.

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New poems from the issue posted 30.03.15.  

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Contents of Acumen 81, January 2015


Poems: Peter Phillips, William Alderson, Ian Clarke, Christine McNeill, Susan Skinner,
                Julie-ann Rowell, Maggie Butt, Geoffrey Godbert, Patricia McCarthy.

Interview − with John Greening.

Poems:   John Greening, Jeremy Young, Karen Stanley, Helen Boyles, Maitreyabandhu,
                Sean Elliott.

Dannie Abse -- a personal memoir. – Patricia Oxley
Poems:   William Oxley, Graham Mort, Carolyn Natzler, Bridget Tomasin, Kathleen
                McPhilemy, Tanya Nightingale, David H.W. Grubb, Mike Yorke, Roger Harvey,
               Ann Garrett, Robyn Rowland, Dah Helmer, Robin Brumby.
Poetry -- Truth and Faith – Andrew Knight
Poems:   Susan Taylor, June Hall, Vanessa Gebbie, Maggie Butt, Adam Horovitz,
                Michael Newman.
Direct to the Point – John Miles.
Poetry in Translation:Tomas Orság-Land, 
                                        Jaques Para (trans. Timothy Adès),
                                        Andrés Bohoslavsky (trans. Robert Edward Gurney).
Poems:    Jilly Furnell, Joan Michelson, A.C. Clarke, Anne Ballard, Carole Bromley,
                 Clifford Forde, Callum Douglas, John Gilham, Char March, Tim Cunningham,
                 Margaret Wilmot, Anne Ballard.

Reviews:  William Bedford, John Killick, Leah Fritz, Fred Beake, Edmund Prestwich,
                  Christopher J.P. Smith.

Poetry Comment 

Obituary  Merryn Williams on Anne Cluysenaar.

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