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.  





Trevor Conway, Lydia Culp, Andrea Fry, Mathew Lyons, Jennifer A. McGowan, Bruce McCrae, Todd Mercer, Matthew Paul, Alice Campbell Romano, Delora Sales-Simbajon, William Snyder, J. R. Solonche, Daniel James Sundahl, Kerry Trautman.



Hannah Stone reviews Amanda Huggins’ The Collective Nouns for Birds

Benjamin Francis Cassidy reviews Elisabeth Horan’s Bad Mommy Stay Mommy

Charles Rammelkamp reviews Natalie Diaz’s PostColonial Love Poem

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Reviewed in this issue 

Amanda Huggins’ The Collective Nouns for Birds, Elisabeth Horan’s Bad Mommy Stay Mommy, Natalie Diaz’s PostColonial Love Poem.