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.  





Joe Balaz, Rachel Burns, Clive Donovan, George Franklin, Peter Grandbois, Nels Hanson, Sheila Jacob, Jennifer A. McGowan, Yvette Naden, Carlos Reyes, George Ryan.



Paul McDonald reviews The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle. ed. Saskia Hamilton

Charles Rammelkamp reviews Albert Goldbarth’s The Now

Hannah Stone reviews Sue Butler’s Learning from the Body


One Poem Reviews: John Bartlett, Neil Fulwood, Julie Mclean, Sally Naker, Sonya Smith, Simon Williams.

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It’s not easy getting a book or pamphlet accepted for review these days. So I am starting a new review feature, in addition to the regular review section, which will allow more poets' books to reach a wider  audience. It will be called One Poem Reviews and it will be just that. One poem featured from a new book/pamphlet along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher's website. Contact the editor if you have released a book/pamplet this year or will be released this year.

Reviewed in this issue