“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.
Johanna Boal, Claire Booker, Robert Cooperman, Jenny Hockey, Toby Jackson, Jacqueline Jules, Rose Lennard, Beth McDonough, Kunle Okesipe, Tineke Van der Eecken.
Jessica Barksdale reviews Alicia Hoffman’s Animal
Rosemary Badcoe reviews David Callin’s Always
Mark Williams reviews Charles Rammelkamp’s Catastroika
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