The Lake
The Lake


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The Lake is edited by John Murphy. He has published poems in various magazines and journals over the years and taught English and American literature and creative writing at Brunel University, Essex University, St Mary's University and The Open University. In 2009 he published a book of poems,  The Thing Is...


There will be no January issue so normal service will be resumed in the February issue. A happy and safe new year to all of The Lake’s readers and contributors.

Reviewed in this issue 

Russell Jones’ Cocoon, Nick Allen’s the riding, Donald Platt’s One Illuminated Letter of Being.