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.  





Lana Bella, David Butler, Anders Carlson-Wee, Sylvia Freeman, Cal Freeman,

Chris Hardy, Ronald Moran, Roney Oenophile, Drew Pisarra, Jeff Santosuosso,

Sam Smith, J. R. Solonche, Mark Young.



Grant Tarbard on Ruth Aylett & Beth McDonough’s Handfast

Mahuya Bhaumik on Home Thoughts: Poetry of The British Indian Diaspora


Reviewed in future issues:

“Gray writes fluently and with stylistic brio about a very large range of American poets, and he manages to convey a strong sense not only of his commitment to this field but also his enjoyment of it.”  Paul Giles, University  of Sydney

"The sound of the sea is the abiding soundtrack to all the poems. Charley is poetically dextrous in finding different ways to get her audience to hear the ebb and flow of the tide." Fiona Sinclair


Reviewed in the March issue Ruth Aylett & Beth McDonough’s Handfast, and Home Thoughts: Poetry of the British Indian Diaspora.