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, Mike Dillon, Robert Klein Engler, Robert Ford, Jessica Goodfellow,

Tom Harding, Peycho Kanev, Mohamad Kebbewar, Robert Lee Kendrick,

Tony Press, Angela Readman, Monterey Sirak.



Fiona Sinclair on Nancy Charley’s Little Blue Hut.

Pippa Little on Dominic James’ Pilgrim Station.

Reviewed in future issues:

“Gray writes fluently and with stylistic brio about a very large range of American poets, and he manages to convey a strong sense not only of his commitment to this field but also his enjoyment of it.”  Paul Giles, University  of Sydney

"Bohem’s subject matter ranges and intrigues. So many voices, like the many heads of Mombi. Figures of literary canon crop up, with appearances by King Midas, Lewis Carroll and Elizabeth Bishop." Gram Joel Davies


Reviewed in the April issue Nancy Charley's Little Blue Hut and Dominic James' Pilgrim Station.