The Lake December 2023 issue of poetry and poetics is now online featuring works by Beatriu Delaveda, Chris Dornon, Alexanda Etheridge, Tim Fellows, Willian Ogden Haynes, Mary Beth Hines, David James, Carolyn Martin, Sandra Noel, Ian Parks, Frances Sackett, J. R. Solonche. Book reviews include Jaswinder Bolina’s English as a Second Language, Alan Catlin’s How Will the Heart Endure?, and J.V. Birch’s ice cream ‘n’ tar. “One Poem Reviews” features one poem from a poet’s new collection, and this month spotlights works by Katherine Coda, Jonaki Ray, and Hannah Stone.
The November 2023 issue of The Lake online journal of poetry and poetics is now online featuring Fizza Abbas, Ken Anderson, Maria Berardi, Jennifer Blackledge, Clive Donovan, Matt Gilbert, Elizabeth Goodall, Maren O. Mitchell, Ronald Moran, Jason Ryberg, and Fiona Sinclair. Reviewers offer their take on Rachael Carney’s Octopus Mind, Frances Sackett’s, House with the Mansard Roof, and Charles Rammelkamp’s Transcendence. “One Poem Reviews” offers readers one poem from a newly minted collection, with works this month from Lorrain Caputo, Diane Elayne Dees, Kris Falcon, and Sarah Leavesley.
The October issue of The Lake online poetry journal features Sarah Carleton, Lisa Delan, Julian Dobson, Erica Goss, Dianna MacKinnon Henning, Tom Kelly, Karen Luke, Todd Mercer, Liu Nian, J. R. Solonche, Sue Spiers, Thomas Reed Willemain. The Lake also offers reviews of Mike Lala’s The Unreal City, Xiao Yue Shan’s, then telling be the antidote, and Paul Mcdonald’s 60 Poems. “One Poem Reviews,” which offers readers one poem from a newly-released collection, features work by Alan Bern, Gram Joel Davies, J. D. Isip, and Diana Manole.
The September issue of The Lake online journal of poetry and poetics is now online and features work by Charlie Brice, Abby Caplin, Eric Chiles, Joe Flood, Katie Kemple, Lanny Ledeboer, Betsy Martin, Kushal Poddar, Lisa Rossetti, Rochelle Shapiro, J. S. Watts, Sarah White. There are also reviews of contemporary poetry collections: Nick Allen’s local universes; Oz Hardwick’s A Census of Preconceptions; and Mary Makofske’s No Angel. Readers can also get a sneak peek of recent published collections in The Lake‘s “One Poem Reviews,” which offers sample poems from Richard Robbins, Kelly Sargent, and Ram Krishna Singh.
Perfect for a hot summer’s day, the August 2023 issue of The Lake poetry journal is now online and features Gale Acuff, Kate Gale, Charlie Hill, Beth McDonough, Lauren K. Nixon, Sandra Noel, Nikita Parik, Marka Rifat, Laura Rockhold, Megan Wildhood, A.D. Winans, Victoria Wiswell. Readers can also dig into reviews of David Groff’s Living in Suspense, Bob Hicok’s Water Look Away, and Sarah Wimbush’s Shelling Peas with my Grandmother in the Gorgiolands. The Lake also features ‘One Poem Reviews’ in which authors can share a poem from a recently published collection. This month, discover new works by James Brasfield, Gary D. Grossman, and Kate Maxwell.
Just in time for the heat (and smoke?) of summer reading, the July 2023 issue of The Lake online poetry journal is ready for reading. Contributors include Catherine Arra, Ace Boggess, L. J. Carber, Eva Eliav, George Franklyn, Ann Malaspina, Liz McPherson, Debarshi Mitra, Stephen Page, Michael Salcman, Claire Scott, Richard Slottow. Reviews of David Giannini’s Already Long Ago and Matt Mauch’s A Northern Spring. One Poem Reviews, a feature that offers readers a one-poem sample from a new collection, spotlights Pauline Rowe/A. J. Wilkinson. In addition, J. R. Solonche reviews David Giannini’s, Already Long Ago, and Charles Rammelkamp reviews Matt Mauch’s A Northern Spring. All free online!
Going to The Lake sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer’s day, and the June 2023 issue of this online poetry magazine is now available featuring Philip Dunkerley, Gerry Grubbs, Jenny Hockey, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Michael Lauchlan, Patrick Lodge, DS Maolalai, Paul McDonald, Shamiksa Ransom, Sam Szanto, Hannah Jane Weber. Dig into reviews of Magdalena Ball’s Bobish and Baron Wormser’s The History Hotel, and get a sampling from recently published collections with “One Poem Reviews” featuring LindaAnn LoSchiavo and Elizabeth McCarthy.
The May 2023 issue of The Lake online poetry magazine is now live and features work by Kevin Carey, Mike Dillon, Ted Jean, James King, Norman Minnick, A. N. Other, Jane Pearn, Fiona Sinclair, J. R. Solonche as well as reviews of Jo Clement’s Outlandish and Claudia Serea’s In Those Years. “One Poem Reviews,” in which one poem is featured from a poet’s newly published collection, this month spotlights Catherine Esposito Prescott, Etheridge Knight, and Caridad Moro-Gronlier.
The April 2023 issue of The Lake online poetry magazine is now live and features work by Angela Arnold, John Bartlett, Clive Donovan, Tim Dwyer, Tom Kelly, Phil Kirby, Mercedes Lawry, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Charles Rammelkamp, and Shane Schick. Charles Rammelkamp reviews Deborah Landau’s Skeletons, and Dorothy Wall reviews Stewart Florsheim’s Amusing the Angels. “One Poem Reviews,” in which one poem is featured from a poet’s newly published collection, this month spotlights Angela Arnold, John Bartlett, and Karen Poppy.
The March 2023 issue of The Lake online poetry magazine is now available for reading and features works by Jean Atkin, Jimmy R. Coleman, Sandra Hosking, Beth McDonough, Bruce McRea, Jeff Mock, Leah Mueller, Wren Tuatha, and Susan Waters.
The February 2023 issue of The Lake poetry journal is now online and features works by Michele Bombardier, William Ogden Haynes, Mary Beth Hines, Julie Allyn Johnson, Haro Lee, Juan Pablo Mobili, J. R. Solonche, Sarah White, Rodney Wood. The One Poem Review – which helps authors with new publications reach a wider audience of readers by publishing one of their poems on The Lake – features work from Clare Shaw’s Towards a General Theory of Love and Stephen Massimilla’s Frank Dark. The Lake is free and accessible to read online.
Publishing online monthly, The Lake January 2023 issue features works by Zoe Burkett, Cara Losier Chanoine, Julian Dobson, George Franklin, D. R. James, Maren O. Mitchell, Ronald Moran, Toti O’Brien, Jennie E. Owen, and Marjory Woodfield. The Lake also posts up single poems from recent collections for its “One Poem Review” section, this month spotlighting Will Alexander’s Divine Blue Light. The current issue as well as the full archive of The Lake is available to read in a free and open access online. Readers can also find Editor John Murphy’s newly released collection of poems, Home, for purchase on the site.
The November issue of The Lake poetry journal is now online featuring works by Bláithín Conneely Allain, Dorothy Baird, Robyn Bolam, L. J. Carber, Mike Cole, Julie Maclean, Lynn Pattison, J. R. Solonche, Sue Spiers, Hannah Stone. The Lake also publishes reviews, and this month’s issue includes commentary on Kathleen Rooney’s Where are the Snows, Oz Hardwick’s Reports Come In, and Jack Little’s Slow Leaving. Readers can also find what The Lake calls One Poem Reviews. These are single poems published from a recent book to help poets get the word out about their work. November poets include Claire Booker, Christina Buckton, Don Narkevic, and Emily Schulten.
The September 2022 issue ofThe Lakeis now online featuring works by Satya Bosman, Despy Boutris, Xiaoly Li, Todd Mercer, Bert Molsom, Sarath Reddy, Jacquelyn “Jacsun” Shah, Hilary Sideris, Fiona Sinclair, Catherine Webster. Reviews of Fiona Sinclair’s Second Wind, Hélène Demetriades’ the plumb line, and Rachel Abramowitz’s The Birthday of the Dead are also included. One Poem Reviews is a supercool feature that allows poets to share a poem from a newly published collection. This month Ben Banyard shares “Slow: Learner” from Hi-Viz, and Janet Hatherley shares “Trotline” from What Rita Tells Me.
The July 2022 issue of The Lake online poetry magazine is now available and features Frank De Canio, Agnieszka Filipek, Jeff Gallagher, Kasha Martin Gauthier, Sarah James, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Beth Mcdonogh, Mark Parsons, Tim Taylor, and Rodney Wood. There are also reviews of George Bilgere’s Central Air and Peter Roberts’ Night Owling, and “One Poem Reviews,” which is one poem from a collection to help writers get the word out about their publications. This month features works by Joanne Durham, Estill Pollock, Susan Taylor, and Melody Wang.
The June 2022 issue of The Lake poetry and reviews is now online and features Edward Alport, Sara Backer, Phil Dunkerley, Pat Edwards, David Henson, Judith O’Connell Hoyer, Ronald Moran, Sarah Dickenson Snyder, J. R. Solonche, and Jeffrey Thompson with reviews of Amina Alyal and Oz Hardwick’s The Still and Fleeting Fire, and Daniel Skyle’s On the other side of the beach, light. The new feature called “One Poem Review” continues this month, in which one poem from a new book/pamphlet is featured along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher’s website: “as a way to help poets’ works reach a wider audience.” Authors featured in this month’s “One Poem Review” are Dominic James, Sarah James, and Gordon Meade.
The newest issue of The Lake journal of poetry and reviews is now online featuring Brent Cantwell, Julian Dobson, Stephen House, Ann Iversen, Rustin Larson, Jennifer A. McGowan, Kirsty Niven, Hannah Stone, Sarah White. Reviews include Marc Totterdell’s Mollusc and Marilyn L. Taylor’s Outside the Frame: New and Selected Poems. There is also a new feature called “One Poem Review,” which the editors describe as “just that: One poem featured from a new book/pamphlet along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher’s website: as a way to help poets’ works reach a wider audience.” This month’s One Poem Review is “Self-Portrait: Between the Car and the Sea” from Elaine Sexton’s collection Drive. Visit The Lake website for more details.
The March 2022 issue is now online featuring Joe Balaz, Sekhar Banerjee, Ric Cheyney, John Dorroh, Alex Josephy, Casey Killingsworth, Carolyn Oulton, Marc Isaac Potter, Robert Rothman, Fiona Sinclair, J. R. Solonche. Reviews of Tom Kelly’s This Small Patch and NYC from the Inside ed. George Wallace. Stop by The Lake‘s website to read the issue.
The January issue is out now featuring Gale Acuff, Marianne Brems, Frand De Canio, George Freek, Judith O’Connell Hoyer, Todd Mercer, Maren O. Mitchell, Ronald Moran, Pesach Rotem, Gant Tarbard, Rodney Wood. Review of Laura Kolbe’s Little Pharma.
The December issue is now online featuring Dan Brook, Gavan Duffy, Edilson A. Ferreira, Nels Hanson, Amy Holman, Tom Kelly, Deborah Kennedy, Charles Rammelkamp, Michael Salcman, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Andrew Sheilds, J. R. Solonche, Marjory Woodfield. Reviews of Michael Salcman’s Shades and Graces and Judith Wilson’s Fleet. Learn more about this issue’s reviews at The Lake website.
The November issue is now online featuring Juke Brigley, Bex Hainsworth, Michael Burton, Jenny Hockey, Dominic James, Elizabeth McCarthy, Beth McDonough, Kenneth Pobo, Kerry Trautman, Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, Melody Wang. Learn more about this issue’s reviews at The Lake website.
The September issue features John Cole, Robert G. Cowser, Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Tom Kelly, Don Narkevic, Joyce Schmid, Kiriti Sengupta, J. R. Solonche, Ian Stuart, Tineke Van der Eeken, Sarah White. Reviews of J.R. Solonche’s Selected Poems 2001-2021 and Fleur Adcock’s The Mermaid’s Purse. Read more about it at The Lake website.
The August issue of The Lake is now online featuring Joe Balaz, Rachel Burns, Clive Donovan, George Franklin, Peter Grandbois, Nels Hanson, Sheila Jacob, Jennifer A. McGowan, Yvette Naden, Carlos Reyes, George Ryan. Check out this month’s reviews at The Lake website.
The July issue is now online featuring John Bartlett, Mike Dillon, Sarah L. Dixon, Alan Elyshevitz, Edilson Ferreira, Paul Jones, James McLaughlin, Ronald Moran, Tony Press, Estelle Price, Claudia Serea, Simon Williams.
The June issue of The Lake is now online featuring Estaban Allard-Valdivieso, Georgi Bailey, Daisy Bassen, Sylvia Freeman, Neil Fulwood, Margaret Galvin, Maren O. Mitchell, Fiona Sinclair, J. R. Solonche, Richard Allen Taylor, Damaris West, Sarah White, Rodney Wood.
The April issue of The Lake is now online featuring Melanie Branton, Luigi Coppola, Seth Crook, Melanie Hyo-In Han, Nels Hanson, Tom Kelly, Ibe Liebenberg, DA Maolalai, Megan McDermott, John Middlebrook, Lynn Pattison, Paul Waring.
The March issue is now online featuring Clair Chilvers, Oz Hardwick, Elaine Lambert, Alex McConochie, Ronald Moran, Rebecca Myers, Angela Readman, Jay Sizemore, Sam Smith, Julia Stothard, Mark Totterdell.
The February issue of The Lakefeatures Edward Alport, Holly Day, Mike Dillon, William Ogden Haynes, Katherine Hoerth, Paul McDonald, Gordon Meade, Jill Sharp, J. R. Solonche, John L. Stanizzi, J. S. Watts, Emma Wells, Sarah White. Reviews of Colin Carberry’s Ghost Homeland, Paul Summers’ the dreamer’s ark, and Jennifer McGowan’s Still Lives with Apocalypse.
The December issue of The Lakeis now online featuring Ankur, Mark Connors, David J. Costello, Janet Hatherley, David Hay, and more. Reviews of Russell Jones’ Cocoon, Nick Allen’s the riding, and Donald Platt’s One Illuminated Letter of Being.
The November issue of The Lake features Jean Atkin, Joe Balaz, Carol Casey, Robert G. Cowser, Sarah L. Dixon, Edilson A. Ferreira, Nels Hanson, Dierdre Hines, Beth McDonough, Roger Mitchell, Ronald Moran, Angela Readman, Maggie Reed, David Spicer. Reviews of Natalie Scott’s Rare Birds: Voices of Holloway Prison, Ric Cheyney’s In Praise of Nahum Tate, Terry Tierney’s The Poet’s Garage.
The August issue of The Lake features Rey Armenteros, Robert G. Cowser, Rhienna Renèe Guedry, Stella Hayes, Karen McAferty Morris, Anthony Owen, Fiona Sinclair, Shelby Stephenson, Hannah Stone, Grant Tarbard. Reviews of Oz Hardwick’s The Lithium Codex, Jeffrey McDaniel’s Holiday in the Islands of Grief, and J.R. Solonche’s The Time of Your Life.
The July issue is now online featuring Ken Autry, William Bonfiglio, David Callin, Kitty Coles, Eileen Walsh Duncan, Maren O. Mitchell, Ronald Moran, and more. Reviews of Claire Walker’s Collision and Oisín Breen’s Flowers All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries and Fruits Forgotten. Also features a tribute to Eavan Boland. .
The Lake‘s June issue features Sheila Bender, Phillip Henry Christopher, Robert Eccleston, Edilson Ferreira, Mercedes Lawry, Bruce Morton, David Olson, Carolyn Oulton, J. R. Solonche, Hana Yun-Stevens, Nwuguru Chidiebere Sullivan, Tanner. Reviews of Matthew Caley’s Trawlerman’s Turquoise and The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry.
The May issue of The Lake features Jerrice J. Baptiste, Zoe Brooks, Holly Day, George Franklin, Nels Hanson, Jennifer A. McGowan, Warren Mortimer, Leah Mueller, Samuel Prince, Elaine Reardon, David Mark Williams, Rodney Wood, Abigail Ardelle Zammit. Reviews of Emma Lee’s The Significance of a Dress and Rachael Burn’s, a girl in a blue dress.
The Lake brings readers poetry every month. The March issue includes poems by Ben Banyard, Melanie Branton, Sandy Deutscher Green, William Ogden Haynes, D. R. James, Beth McDonough, Joe Hills, Kenneth Pobo, J. R. Solonche, Amy Soricelli, Gerald Wagoner, Sarah White. Reviews of Abby Frucht’s Maids and Marianne Boruch’s The Anti-Grief.
This week, we have The Lake‘s February issue, featuring Gaby Bedetti, David Butler, Brent Cantwell, Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana, Michael Dureck, Rebecca Gethin, David Krausman, Patrick Lodge, Bree A. Rolfe, Laura Stringfellow. Reviews of Jason Eng Hun Lee’s Beds in the East and Patrick Lodge’s Remarkable Occurrences.