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Poems from ACUMEN 83 posted 22.11.15. be reading poems at the

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Contents of Acumen 82, May 2015


Poems: Lynne Wycherley, Yuang Changming, Geoffrey Godbert, Doris Corti, D. Milne,
                Patrick Osada, Marion McGauhy, Paul Surman, A.D. Harvey, Michael Crowley,
                Gary Allen.

Interview − with Martyn Crucefix.

Poems:    Tom Vaughan, Dorothy Waite, Tim Cunningham, John  Arnold,
                 Dinah Livingstone, Arthur Broomfield.

Poetry ... What's That? – Stan Frith.
Poems:   Rik Wilkinson, John Godfrey, Danielle Hope, Nausheen Eusuf.
Poems: Shanta Acharya, Susan Taylor, Jeremy Page, Helen Ashley, Anne Heinnung,
                Jessica Lawrence, Ted Harriott, Mark Totterdell, Jennie Osborne.
The Birthday Party – William Oxley.
Poems:   Sean Street, Nikki Robson, Vivian Jones, Michael Jennings, Emerald Hickey,
                Ann Gibson.
Ron Hansford:  Countryman Poet  Sebastian Hayes.
Poems:   J.P. Ward, David O’Hanlon, Norbert Hirschhorn, Michael Henry, Lotte Kramer,
                Fred Johnston.

Reviews:  William Oxley, Edmund Prestwich, Fred Beake, Glyn Pursglove.

Poetry Comment 

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