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.  





Kitty Coles, Gráinne Daly, Diana Devlin, George Freek, Tony Gloeggler,

William Ogden Haynes, Brett Ortler, Bethany W. Pope, Hilary Sideris, J. R. Solonche,

Daniel James Sundahl, Wendy Thornton.



David Mark Williams on Cathy Bryant’s Erratics

Pippa Little on Jane Lovell’s Metastatic

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in this issue Cathy Bryant's Erratics and Jane Lovell's Metastatic.