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.  





Jean Atkin, Devon Balwit, Ben Banyard, Fred Dale, Robert Halleck, 

Nels Hanson, Michael Lauchlan, Angela Readman, Jo-Ella Sarich, 

Robin Lindsay Wilson, Rodney Wood, Jim Zola.



David Fulton on Richard Gray’s A History of American Poetry.

Reviewed in future issues:

 "Bohem’s subject matter ranges and intrigues. So many voices, like the many heads of Mombi. Figures of literary canon crop up, with appearances by King Midas, Lewis Carroll and Elizabeth Bishop." Gram Joel Davies

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's Water and Salt to be reviewed in the June issue.


Reviewed in the May issue Richard Gray's A History of American Poetry.