“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.
Jerrice J. Baptiste, Zoe Brooks, Holly Day, George Franklin, Nels Hanson,
Jennifer A. McGowan, Warren Mortimer, Leah Mueller, Samuel Prince, Elaine Reardon,
David Mark Williams, Rodney Wood, Abigail Ardelle Zammit.
Hannah Stone on Emma Lee’s The Significance of a Dress
and Rachel Burns, a girl in a blue dress
Reviewed in future issues: