Publisher's description: The LaHave Review is an online poetry magazine in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. It is edited by Michael Goodfellow and began publishing in November, 2019. Each issue presents one poem, an interview and notes about the poet.
The LaHave Review is named after the LaHave River in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The river is bordered by tall white pines, red spruce, larch, maple, birch, sandy beaches, and small coves. The name is anglicized (LaHave rhymes with cave). The Mi’kmaq called the river Pijinuiskaq (river of many branches). Samuel de Champlain landed in 1604, and his map of the area from that time shows European structures, remnants of earlier contact between the Mi'kmaq and Basque or Portuguese traders during the 1500s. The area was settled from 1632 onward, populated by Acadians but fought for by the French and English during the “French and Indian Wars” of the 1700s, until the Seven Years’ War, ending in 1763, which passed all of Nova Scotia from French to English control. A tidal river with a deep channel, its communities were involved in ship building in the 1800s and later, in the early 1900s, rum running.