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.  





Joe Balaz, Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto, Susan Sweetland Garay, Maximilian Heinegg,

Deirdre Hines, Devon Marsh, Paul McDonald, Richard Merelman, Gillian Prew,

Jill Talbot, Angela Topping, Sarah White.



Jack Little on Angela Topping’s, The Five Petals of Elderflower

J. R. Solonche on Sarah White’s to one who bends my time

Reviewed in future issues:

Stephen Cramer's Bone Music

Fifty Ways to Fly ed. Alison Hill


Reviewed in the October issue Angela Topping's The Five Petals of Elderflower and Sarah White's to one who bends my time.