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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 89, 2019

This issue features art by Wosene Worke Kosrof; essays by Jo Ann Beard, Kelle Groom, Sara Eliza Johnson, Sam Kahn, and Catherine Ritchie; fiction by Ellen Elias-Bursać & Ivana Bodrozić; Jonathan Escoffery, David Hayden, Grace Singh Smith, and more; poetry by Shauna Barbosa, Sandra Beasley, Cyrus Cassells, Eamon Grennan, Kimberly Kruge, Sharon Olds, Julia Shipley, and more.

In this issue, find prose by James Roderick Burns, Alan Meyrowitz, Robert Morella, Jason Otis; poetry by Stuart Forrest, Brandon Noel, Niku Rice, William Schulz, Corbin Wamble, Davinia Hamilton, Michele Randall, Robert Rubino, Laura Traverse, and Cathy Wittmeyer; and art and photography by Joel Blackstock, Eric Erekson, Rachel Van Wylen, Kaloyan Ivanov, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 27, 2019

"Where Am I?" by Heather Sellers. She gets lost on a straight line—that’s what Heather Sellers’s father said about her, and it wasn’t an unfair description. But a chance encounter with a stranger in an airport proves to be a turning point. How can a person learn to reorient herself after a lifetime of being lost in the world?

Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers from or with heritage from the Middle East and North Africa. In these pages, we seek to celebrate the diverse cultures and people of these regions and to create an inclusive environment for writers to share their stories. 49 emerging and established writers are featured, including Salim Barakat, Eli Eliahu, Hedy Habra, and Nahid Rachlin. Also in this issue, alongside other remarkable work selected throughout the year, we present the winners and finalists of the second annual Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, a competition that honors the work of emerging poets and fiction writers.

Issue #206 features Rowan McCandless's 2018 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction winning essay, "Found Objects," as well as the winning pieces from 2019's Open Season Awards: Lishai Peel's memoir "Letters to My Mother," Janika Oza's story "Exile," and Rami Schandall's poem "Timepiece." Issue #206 also features cover art by Jillian Tamaki, poetry by Alycia Pirmohamed, Armand Garnet Ruffo, and Triin Paja, fiction by Shashi Bhat, nonfiction by Nozomi Imanishi, and many more contributors.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 13, Winter 2019

Our Nonfiction Prize Issue has arrived featuring winner Taneum Bambrick, runner-up Alex Clark, and shortlisted writers Angelique Stevens and Joe Kapitan. Also in this issue: nonfiction by Jennifer Marsh, Gwendolyn Edward, Emily Jaeger, Lindsay Haber, and Hannah Rego; fiction by J.A. Tyler, Redfern Jon Barrett, Kathryn McMahon, and more; poetry by Arielle Cottingham, Sara Ryan, Alec Prevett, and more. Plus “Patty,” a comic by Rick Stromoski & Sarah Pascarella, lists by Katherine Coldiron and Dustin M. Hoffman, and interviews with four writers including Ross Gay.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 33 Number 1, Spring/Summer 2019

In this issue, find fiction by John Blair, Ruth Ann Dandrea, Tom Gartner, and Paul Negri; nonfiction by Brandon Daily, Gail Folkins, Alice Lowe, and Donna Walker-Nixon; and poetry by Barbara Astor, Michael Baldwin, Walter Bargen, Mary Ellen BRanan, J.V. Brummels, David Dear, Sara Henning, Ken Meisel, Esteban Rodríguez, Chuck Taylor, Carol Tyx, Loretta Diane Walker, Francine Witte, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 15, Fall/Winter 2018

This issue features poetry by Jennifer Grotz, Allison Seay, Matthew Thorburn, Kasey Jueds, Billy Reynolds, Chelsea Wagenaar, Elizabeth Breese, Jessica Cuello, Emma Bolden, Danielle Beazer Dubrasky, Carrie Green, John Sibley Williams, Molly Spencer, Lola Haskins, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring/Summer 2019

New England’s premier independent poetry journal , now in its 24th year of continuous publication, with over 1,500 poets published worldwide, welcomes the spring and summer seasons 2019. Featured poets are Egan Millard and Thomas R. Smith. Other selected contributors include Carol Amato, Terri L. French, Peter Jastermsky, George Looney,  Ranjani Neriya, Bryan Rickert, Laura Rodley, Joanne Stokkink, Tim Suermondt, Carol Tyx, Martin Willitts, Jr., and Andrena Zawinski. 

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 31 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2019

Featuring new work by Matt Bell, Gbolahan Adeola, Sharon Olds, Dianne Seuss, Corey Van Landingham, Joy Priest, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, and Emma Copley Eisenberg; new queer writing selected by Justin Torres; art by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer; winners of the Bartheleme Prize and the GC Prize in Translation; and more! Cover and banner artwork by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 24 Number 2, Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue features an interview with Jonathan K. Rice by the editor. Also in this issue: fiction by Earnest J. Finney, Jennifer Moses, Joseph Webb, and Alfred Marks; poetry by Jonathan K. Rice, Tobi Alfier, Christopher Todd Anderson, Clint Bowman, Devika Brandt, Michael Carrino, Carmi Soifer, Llyn Clague, Craig Evenson, Cynthia Knorr, Charles Grosel, Carol Hamilton, Kitty Forbes, Alan Harawitz, Julie Hassett, George Drew, Autumn Konopka, Gerard Sarnat, Kathleen Brewin Lewis, DS Maolalai, Jose Oseguera, Cathryn Shea, Mark Simpson, Victoria Shippen, Richard Stuecker, Anastasia Vassos, Sandy Weisman, Alessio Zanelli, and more; and book reviews by Jeanne Julian, Eric Weil, and more.

Edited by Pam Uschuk, CMarie Fuhrman and Maggie Miller, this multi-genre collection addresses the topic of Dignity. Our instant information age offers daily alarms and atrocities—from public lies to human rights violations to racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and the exploitation of the natural world. Despite dazzling technological breakthroughs, what ethical strides have we humans made? Writers such as  Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Fenton Johnson, Melissa Kwasny, Octavio Quintanilla, Cynthia Hogue, Patricia Spears Jones, Cornelius Eady, Michael Collins, Melissa Studdard, Anita Endrezze, Brenda Peterson, Howie Faerstein and more address dignity in all forms, witnessing, giving voice, reassuring us that dignity continues to thrive.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 214 Number 2, May 2019

This issue features poetry by Catherine Wagner, Charif Shanahan, Miller Oberman, Devin Johnston, Ron Padgett, Randall Horton, Elaine Equi, Bianca Stone, Shane McCrae, Natalie Eilbert, Philip Metres, John SKoyles, Melissa Studdard, Lily Zhou, Libby Burton, Paula Bohince, and more. Plus, André Naffis-Sahely reviews Gunslinger: 50th Anniversary Edition by Edward Dorn.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 93, May 2019 online

The May 2019 issue features an interview with RT Smith by Amy Beeder. In Essays & Comments, “My Own Private Parthenon” by Timothy Liu, and Craig Brandis reviews Republic Café by David Biespiel. This month’s poetry selections include work by Kimberly Johnson, Robert Nazarene, Jill McDonough, Ron Smith, Timothy Liu, Martha Serpas, Lawrence Raab, Abdourahman Waberi, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 17, April 2019

A special portfolio of stories from Syria, essays on identity and borders, fiction about reincarnation, art, and the Kosovo War, and poems by Bob Hicok, Richie Hofmann, Ananda Lima, Denise Duhamel, and more.

The Winter 2018 issue includes essays by Kerry Reilly, Rebecca McClanahan, Raymond Welch, and Alexandria Peary; fiction by Amanda Rusher Foushee, Bess Winter, and Maxwell Radwin; and poetry by Nancy Keating, Shirly Stephenson, Nick Lantz, Taije Silverman, Mark Kraushaar, Brenda Galvin, Jim Moore, and more. Also in this issue, find a tribute to Peter Stitt with work by Floyd Collins, Sidney Wade, Linda Pastan, Albert Goldbarth, Christopher Howell, Michael Waters, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 41 Number 3, May/June 2019

Poetry Editor David Baker, in his introduction to the fifth annual “Nature’s Nature” feature writes: “I wanted to showcase new poems . . . that named one by one the spectacular, beautiful, and often endangered citizens of the natural world.” The feature includes work by Bruce Beasley, Andrea Cohen, Caroline Crew, Lynn Domina, Eugene Gloria, Garrett Hongo, Yun-fei Ji, Ted Kooser, Sandra Eula Lee, Alessandra Lynch, Ruth Madievsky, Dora Malech, Paul Otremba, Nathaniel Perry, Stanley Plumly, Chet’la Sebree, John Shoptaw, and more. Plus new fiction by Roberto Castillo Sandoval, Jeffrey Condran, and Ali Hosseini, and an essay-review by Marian Janssen.

The 2019 Issue #47 of the Paterson Literary Review features poetry, fiction, essays, memoir and reviews, and includes all the winning and honorable mention poems for the 2018 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards: Jim Reese, Maria Fama, Lorraine Conlin, in first, second, and third place respectively, plus honorable mentions R. Bremner, David Crews, Gil Fagiani, Christine Grimes, Josh Humphrey, Marilyn Mohr, and others.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Numbers 101 & 102, Spring 2019

Boulevard Nos. 101 & 102 contains a fantastic and diverse slate of great writing. The issue opens with an essay by our inaugural Nonfiction Contest winner Gabe Montesanti. There’s a Boulevard Craft Interview featuring Min Jin Lee. Also, poetry by Joanna Klink, G.C. Waldrep, and Grady Chambers. Plus, an essay by Anittah Patrick and William Torrey’s darkly humorous. Also, new fiction by Joyce Carol Oates! Fiction and essays by David Cameron, Carol Ghiglieri, Jasmin Grimaldo, Karen Tucker, Amber Caron, Geoff Martin, Eric Miles Williamson, and Robert Zaller. Poetry by Dick Allen, Ruth Bardon, Bailey Cohen, Adam O. Davis, Allison Hutchcraft, Carter Smith, and Nikki Wallschlaeger.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date May 2019 online

The May issue of The Lake is now online featuring Humphrey “Huck” Astley, Johanna Boal, Michelle Brooks, George Freek, Louis Gallo, Zoe Karathanasi, Tim Love, Ronald Moran, Tony Press, Danny Earl Simmons, J. R. Solonche, Phillip Sterling. Reviews of Harry Clifton’s Herod’s Dispensations and Helen Ivory’s Maps of the Abandoned City.


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