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.  





Daniel Birnbaum, Judy Brackett, Yuan Chanming, Patrick Deeley, Alexis Rhone Fancher, William Ogden Haynes, Michael Lee Johnson, Brian Johnstone, Julie Maclean, Ronald Moran, Fiona Sinclair, Grant Tarbard



Hannah Stone on Marianne Burton’s Kierkegaard’s Cupboard.

Charles Rammelkamp on Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife.

Gopal Lahiri on Kiriti Sengupta’s Solitary Stillness.

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Reviewed in this issue Marianne Burton’s Kierkegaard’s Cupboard, Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife, Kiriti Sengupta’s Solitary Stillness.