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.  





Stefano Bortolussi, Clare Crossman, Greg Dotoli, Oz Hardwick, Beth McDonogh,

Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Todd Mercer, Joan Michelson, Kenneth Pobo,

Alec Solomita, Pamela Sumners.



Hannah Stone on Angi Holden’s Spools of Thread

Fiona Sinclair on Ayelet McKenzie’s Messages Written on Envelope Backs

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in this issue Angi Holden's Spools of Thread and Ayelet McKenzie's Messages Written on Envelope Backs.