“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
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