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.  





Sudeep Adhikari, Chrissy Banks, Michael Brosnan, David Cooke,

Catherine Edmunds, Devon Marsh, Beth McDonough, Todd Mercer,

Maren O. Mitchell, Carla Schwartz, Pat Tompkins. 



Charles Remmelkamp on Aaron Smith’s Primer


Nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in the January issue

Charles Remmelkamp on Aaron Smith’s Primer