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

A longer Poem from Acumen 79 is on the 'Guest Poem' pages. Do read it and enjoy something slightly different.  Posted 10.08.14.

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.

More details on the 'Events' side button.
New events posted 3.8.2014, please do scroll down to the end.

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Submissions for the September issue are now closed.  I am happy to read your work, but if a poem is short-listed, a final decision could take as long as up to the end of November.

Contents of ACUMEN 79, May 2014

Editorial

Poems: Miriam Scott, Martyn Crucefix, Stuart Fraser, David 5 Lukens, Jon Plunkett, Lotte Kramer, Grahaeme B. Young, John Cassidy.

The Interviewer Interviewed − David Perman.

Poems: Rowan Righelato, Katrina Naomi, Jenny Hamlett, Terence Dooley, J. Alan Nelson, John Gilham, Pam Job, David Mohan.

Poet in a White Coat – Dannie Abse.
Poems: Helen Whitten, Wynn Wheldon, Gill McEvoy, Stuart Pickford, Sheenagh Pugh, Lynne Wycherley, Jo Peters
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Responses 
Poems: Cristina M. Purdescu (trans. Leah Fritz), Connie Bensley, Barbara Cumbers, John Gilham, Ian Caws, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Dinah Livingstone. 
W.G. Shepherd – John Welch. 
Poems: Seán Street, Chris Waters, Doreen Hinchliffe, Dan Stathers, W.D. Jackson.
Establishing Poetry as a Profession – David Perman. 
Poems: June Hall, Frank Wood, Patrick Moran, Gill McEvoy, Connie Bensley, Mark Totterdell, Colin Bancroft, Jim Bennett, Katherine Gallagher, Heidi Beck, Patrick Osada, Geoffrey Godbert, Alec Taylor.
Reviews: Nigel Jarrett, William Oxley, Lucy Jeffery, Edmund Prestwich, Lotfali Khonji, William Bedford, Belinda Cooke, William Oxley, Fred Beake.
Poetry Comment 
Obituary for Sebastian Barker.

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