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Acumen is a literary journal that places an emphasis on poetry. Edited for 25 years by Patricia Oxley, Acumen publishes a varied and impressive list of poets and critics. The magazine is also known to be on the lookout for high-quality work by new and unknown talent of all ages. Published three times a year (January, May and September), the magazine contains approximately 50 new poems (including translations), reviews, poetry comment, and reader feedback. The critical articles are designed to set the reader thinking and thereby promote discussion within the correspondence columns of the magazine.
“Acumen mixes poems and prose by celebrated and new writers who have something to say and say it well.” – Dannie Abse
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