T. M. De Vos is a lover of sad languages, independent republics, and unmarketable skills. She joined hands with Gloom Cupboard shortly after her poem, “Quarantine,” was published in Issue #124. Her poems, which have been described as “dark and sickening,” have appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pedestal, Quiddity, the Los Angeles Review, Caper Journal, Sakura Review, Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly, and the Saint Ann’s Review, to name a few. Her short stories, which have not yet been compellingly described, have appeared in HOBART, Prime Number Magazine, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, Global City Review, Whistling Fire, Dossier Journal, and Dark Sky Magazine. Her poetry collection, The Dimestore World, is forthcoming from Patasola Press. She is working on her first novel.
Bram Shay received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. His work has appeared in Stirring, where it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; Harpur Palate; Fourteen Hills; Washington Square; Offcourse Literary Journal; Merge Poetry; Slow Trains; and SFWP. As the Director of Information Services for Poets & Writers, Inc., he led numerous writing workshops and publishing panels at the Decatur Book Festival, AWP Conference, Random House Creative Writing Competition Program, Adelphi University Writing Program, and Marymount College Writers Conference. In addition, he has served on the editorial staff of One Story and as a judge for the Writer’s Exchange Fiction Prize and Seth Barkis Fiction Award. He is a regular volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore and the PEN World Voices Literary Festival.
Luis Albert Rivas is from Van Nuys, California. He started writing sometime in high school, mainly poetry. He got more into literature after reading stuff like Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, Louis-Ferdinand Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. At community college, he gravitated toward Journalism and even enjoyed a brief stint on the school’s newspaper, but found it too difficult to write about things that did not interest him in the least. He is currently back in college studying journalism. Luis believes in many things but most importantly the need to help others using whatever talents or skills one possesses (And yes, he is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party). He is planning on putting together two books some time in the near future, a collection of poems and a collection of short stories. That’s about it for now.
Allie Dresser is a born and bred New Englander who lives much closer to civilization now. She has an English and Psychology degree from Rutgers and went to Bread Loaf at Middlebury one summer to study poetry and sci-fi writing. She believes that no one is too young or too old to start writing well. She appreciates the writings of James Michener, Isaac Asimov, Stan Lee, and modern day poets such as Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen.
Assistant Fiction Editor
Joseph M. Gant is the author of Zero Division, an obscenely large collection of beautiful and brutal poems, published by Rebel Satori Press. A onetime poetry editor for Gloom Cupboard, Joseph lives in the Philadelphia area where he blows glass, raises two kids, and suffers through the writing of his next book, Stereo Instructions. His cats, Cinnamon and Nutmeg, are telekinetic beasts with their own gravitational curves.
Amber Bromer: Poetry Talent Scout
Jason Lee Miller: Reviewer
By day, Jason Lee Miller is a technical writer/editor and English composition instructor at Eastern Kentucky University. By night, early mornings, and weekends he is a blogger, fiction writer, essayist, poet, and now, book reviewer. Mr. Miller holds a Master of Fine Art degree in Writing Fiction from Spalding University, a Poets&Writers magazine top-ten MFA program school. A former journalist on an international stage, his articles have been cited or linked to by the New York Times, the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, CNet-News.com, and textbooks published in the US and Canada. His articles, essays, and poetry have appeared in Ontologica, the Bluegrass Accolade, and the Eurasia Critic.
Credit to Those Who Deserve It
Richard Wink (Previous Editor-in-Chief and creator of Gloom Cupboard)
Lena Vanelslander (Previous Editor-in-Chief)
Alan Garvey (Previous Co-Editor-in-Chief)
Dorla Moorehouse (Previous Poetry Editor)
Stuart Sharp (Previous Fiction Editor)
Greg Oguss (Previous Editor)
Jude Dillon (Previous Co-Editor)
Joseph M. Gant (Previous Poetry Editor)