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, Saloni Kaul, Lynn McGee, Todd Mercer, Tony Press, Maureen Sherbondy,

Dana Sonnenschein, John L. Stanizzi, Patricia Walsh, Louise Wilford, Rodney Wood.



David Fulton on Lola Ridge’s, To the Many: Collected Early Works

Reviewed in future issues:


The next issue of The Lake will be in November.

Reviewed in this issue Lola Ridge's To the Many.