“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.
Purabi Bhattacharya, Johanna Boal, Daniel Roy Connelly, Mike Dillon, Kelsey Englert,
Regina Jamison, Pratibha Kelapure, Pippa Little, Maren O. Mitchell, Tim Phillipart,
J. R. Solonche, Paul M. Strohm.
Jayne Marek on Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s Arab in Newsland
Jack Little on Abegail Morley’s In the Curator’s Hands
Fiona Sinclair on Donall Dempsey’s Gerry Sweeney’s Mammy
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