The Lake
The Lake

The Lake




“All of writing is a huge lake. There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake. I don't matter. The lake matters. You must keep feeding the lake.”      Jean Rhys


Inspired by Jean Rhys’ imperative, The Lake is dedicated to publishing all forms of poetry by new and established poets, highlighting the best of contemporary poetry and reviewing the best of the new books.  





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.



Hannah Stone on Harry Clifton’s Herod’s Dispensations.

Grant Tarbard on Helen Ivory’s Maps of the Abandoned City.

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in this issue Harry Clifton's Herod's Dispensations and Helen Ivory's Maps of the Abandoned City.