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.  





Kitty Coles, Holly Day, Howard Richard Debs, Maurice Devitt, Steve Klepetar,

Ann Manov, Maria C, McCarthy, Michael Minassian, Kenneth Pobo, John L. Stanizzi,

Paul Summers, Grant Tarbard.




Robyn Bolam on The Poems of Basil Bunting.

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in the October issue Basil Bunting Complete Poems.