The Lake Poets were a group of English poets who lived in the Lake District of England at the close of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. As a group, they followed no single "school" of thought or literary practice then known, although their works were uniformly disparaged by the Edinburgh Review(Citation needed). They are considered part of the Romantic Movement.
The three main figures of what has become known as the Lakes School are William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey. They were associated with several other poets and writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Charles Lloyd, Hartley Coleridge, Charles Lamb, John Wilson, and Thomas De Quincey.
- De Quincey, Thomas. Recollections of the Lakes and the Lake Poets. Edited by David Wright; New York, Penguin, 1970.
- "William Wordsworth - The Lake Poets", 60 min VHS (1994) and DVD (2004), produced by Jule Gammond and directed by Stephen Gammond, contributors: Jonathan Wordsworth, Robert Woof, Pamela Woof, Molly Lefebure, Grevel Lindop and Ted Hughes.
- Lake Poet in the Encyclopædia Britannica
- The Romantic Movement and the Lake Poets
- The Lake Poets at eNotes
- "The Cradle of the Lake Poets"
- review of The Late Poetry of the Lake Poets: Romanticism revisited
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