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.  





Yuan Changming, Orla Fay, Hilary Hares, M. J. Iuppa, Tom Montag, Ronald Moran,

David Punter, Hilary Sideris, Fiona Sinclair, Selina Whiteley.



Hannah Stone on Selima Hill’s I May Be Stupid But I’m Not That Stupid

M. J. Iuppa on J. R. Solonche’s Truɘ Enough.

Fiona Sinclair on Charlotte Ansell’s Deluge

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in this issue

Selima Hill’s I May Be Stupid But I’m Not That Stupid, J. R. Solonche’s Truɘ Enough, Charlotte Ansell’s Deluge.