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.  





Isobel Cunningham, Gabor G. Gyukics, Luisa A. Igloria, Brenda Kay Ledford,

Joan Leotta, Alison Lock, Robert Garner McBrearty, Todd Mercer, Robert Okaji,

Kenneth Pobo, PC Vandall, Mark Young, Aliesa Zoecklein.



Jean Atkin on Pippa Little’s Twist

Charles Rammelkamp on Shirley J. Brewer’s Bistro in Another Realm

Reviewed in future issues:

Jane Marek's In and Out of Rough Water

Kiriti Sengupta's Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral 


Reviewed in the Augist issue Pippa Little's Twist and Shirley J. Brewer's Bistro in Another Realm.