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.  





Gale Acuff, Joe Balaz, Heather M. Browne, Kate Garrett, Kathy Gee, William Ogden Haynes, Richard Jones, Michael “Wudz” Ochoke, Bethany Rivers, Claudia Serea, Fiona Sinclair,

J. R. Solonche, Daniel James Sundahl



Jack Little on Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s Water & Salt

Gram Joel Davies on Annette C. Boehm’s The Knowledge Weapon

Reviewed in future issues:

Rosemary Badcoe so amply and skillfully demonstrates that she knows a great deal – about science, about history, about art, and most importantly for a poet, about writing poetry.

                                             J. R. Solonche 

Bolt Down This Earth is a courteously eye-catching debut collection, a lingual leyline buzzing with a flexed perception blending a revenant reflex with lyrical confidence.

                                               Grant Tarbard


Reviewed in the June issue Lena Khalaf Tuffaha'a Water and Salt and Annette C. Boehm's The Knowledge Weapon.