“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.
Brent Cantwell, Mike Dillon, Nels Hanson, Ted Jean, Laura M. Kaminski, Beth McDonough,
Jeff Santosuosso, Annie Stenzel, Sarah White, Rodney Wood, Jeffrey Zable.
Jayne Marek on Sarah L. Dixon’s The Sky is Cracked and Joy Howard’s Foraging.
Reviewed in future issues: