“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.
Jean Atkin, Joe Balaz, Carol Casey, Robert G. Cowser, Sarah L. Dixon, Edilson A. Ferreira, Nels Hanson, Dierdre Hines, Beth McDonough, Roger Mitchell, Ronald Moran,
Angela Readman, Maggie Reed, David Spicer.
Hannah Stone reviews Natalie Scott’s Rare Birds: Voices of Holloway Prison.
Pippa Little reviews Ric Cheyney’s In Praise of Nahum Tate.
Mark Wiliams reviews Terry Tierney’s The Poet’s Garage.
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