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.  





Esteban Allard-Valdivieso, Georgie Bailey, Daisy Bassen, Sylvia Freeman, Neil Fulwood, Margaret Galvin, Maren O. Mitchell, Fiona Sinclair, J. R. Solonche, Richard Allen Taylor, Damaris West, Sarah White, Rodney Wood.



David Mark Williams reviews Seán Ó Ríordáin’s, Apathy is Out

Hannah Stone reviews Patrick Wright’s, Full Sight of Her

Charles Rammelkamp reviews Laura Cronk’s, Ghost Hour


One Poem Reviews: Claire Booker, Tom Rudd, J. C. M. Hepple,

John Gerard Fagan, Phil Vernon.

Reviewed in future issues:


It’s not easy getting a book or pamphlet accepted for review these days. So I am starting a new review feature, in addition to the regular review section, which will allow more poets' books to reach a wider  audience. It will be called One Poem Reviews and it will be just that. One poem featured from a new book/pamphlet along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher's website. Contact the editor if you have released a book/pamplet in the last six months or to be releaed this year.

Reviewed in this issue 

Seán Ó Ríordáin’s, Apathy is Out

Patrick Wright's Full Sight of Her

Laura Cronk's Ghost Hour