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.  





Joe Balaz, Brent Cantwell, Mona Dash, Edilson Afonso Ferreira, Jane Frank,

Deirdre Hines, Norton Hodges, Oksana Maksymchuk, Todd Mercer,

Maren O. Mitchell, Kenneth Pobo, Mark Young.



Charles Rammelkamp on Francine Witte’s Café Crazy

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Reviewed in this issue Charles Rammelkamp on Francine Witte’s Café Crazy