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.  





Michelle Brooks, Natalie Crick, Mark Holihan, Kasandra Larsen, Linda Lerner,

Patrick Lodge, Gretchen Meixner, Todd Mercer, Miriam Sagan, Akiva J. Savett,

Anindita Sengupta, Fiona Sinclair, Wendy Thornton.




Jessica Gray on Patrick Lodge’s Shenanigans

Maggie Harris on Mark Holihan’s There Are No Foreign Lands

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in the August issue Patrick Lodge's Shenanigans and Mark Holihan's There Are No Foreign Lands