“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.
Edilson Ferreira, Deirdre Hines, Mary Ann Honaker, Charles Rammelkamp, Angela Readman, J. R. Solonche, Tim Taylor, Sarah White, Noel Williams, Laura Winkelspecht, Katie Zychowski.
Jayne Marek on S. A. Leavesley’s How to Grow Matches
Charles Rammelkamp on Bradley Paul’s Plasma.
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