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.  





Lin Nelson Benedek, Mark Blayney, M. J. Iuppa, Alison Jones, Craig Kurtz, Emma Lee,

Todd Mercer, Maren O. Mitchell, Maggie Reed, Kevin Ridgeway, Anthony Watts, Rodney Wood.



David Mark Williams on J.R. Solonche’s, Tomorrow, Today, and Yesterday

Hannah Stone on Vindication: Six Women Poets, ed. Cherry Potts

Grant Tarbard on Marie Lightman’s, Shutters

Reviewed in future issues:


Reviewed in this issue 

J.R. Solonche’s, Tomorrow, Today, and  Yesterday, Vindication: Six Women Poets, Marie Lightman’s, Shutters.