Lake Angela


Doylestown, PA

Author's Bio

Lake Angela is a poet, translator, and dancer-choreographer from Lake Erie who creates at the confluence of verbal language and movement. She holds a PhD from The University of Texas at Dallas for her intersemiotic translations of German Expressionist poetry into dance and has her MFA in poetry. She is a medieval mystic and beguine. Her poems and choreography often explore the possibilities in and kinds of darknesses and silences and the expressions of colors, waters, and suffering. Her full-length books of poetry, Organblooms (2020) and Words for the Dead (2021), are available from FutureCycle Press. Lake is poetry editor for the international literature and arts journal Punt Volat and director of Companyia Lake Angela. Her poetry-dance may be found on her website:

Publications & Prizes

Words for the Dead (FutureCycle Press, 2021)
Organblooms (FutureCycle Press, 2020)
Journals: ,
Bombay Gin
filling Station

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Georg Trakl, Maria-Mercè Marçal, Mercè Rodoreda, Hadewijch, Mechthild, Hildegard, and Angela of Foligno, Peter Høeg
What I'm reading now: 
Fliegen Lernen: Gedichte by Dorothee Sölle

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Disability, Illness/Wellness, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Women
Fluent in: 
English, German
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Last update: Jan 13, 2022