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.  





Siegfried Baber, Nels Hanson, William Ogden Haynes, Alison Jones, Julia knobloch,

Gary Leising, Beth McDonough, Maren O. Mitchell, Ronald Moran, John L. Stanizzi,

Grant Tarbard, Judith Taylor, Laynie Tzena.



J. R. Solonche on Rosemary Badcoe’s Drawing a Diagram

Grant Tarbard on Gram Joel Davies’ Bolt Down This Earth

Reviewed in future issues:

Shirley J. Brewer's Bistro in Another Realm

(August issue)

Kiriti Sengupta's Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral  (September issue)

Pippa Little's Twist  (August issue)

Jayne Marek's In and Out of Rough Water  (September issue)


Reviewed in the July issue Rosemary Badcoe's Drawing a Diagram and Gram Joel Davies' Bolt Down This Earth.