“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.
Faiza Anum, Carl Boon, Mark Blayney, Lorraine Carey, Louis Gallo, M. J. Iuppa, Karen Poppy, Jane Salmons, Claudia Serea, Bruce Taylor, Terry Tierney.
Jayne Marek on Grant Tarbard’s Rosary of Ghosts.
Rodney Wood’s Dante Called You Beatrice.
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