Where are the signs and the writings on the wall in this age of no return? Where are the beasts that yell come and see, come and see? Where is the fire, the passion that burns in every artist’s heart? Visual but oh so real …

Gloom Cupboard supports the idea that all art should be part of the content of this magazine. All art, not just a fragment, as all artistic media and significance are interwoven to a very high degree. Isn’t graffiti literature too? One of the most underground expressions of the heart of an artist? And what about visual poetry?

And what about art? Art, art, art, …

That’s why we will start a series, Gloomscape, to highlight some very special artists in this time and era. Contemporary, burning, silent or exploding … Some you can already find under ‘The Artists’, some will come as a complete surprise. All we can say is, enjoy the view!


Gloom 101

Lena Vanelslander

And of course credit to the editor whose contribution is essential … Jude Dillon!

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Lena Vanelslander swam many waters. History, Comparative Culture Analysis, Languages, Mythology, Literature, Poetry, too many to sum up. After a life of tribulations the turning point came in her mid twenties: she started to write actively poetry in English. Her melancholic and darkminded nature colour her poems to an individual signature in both time and space. Poems got published in the Stray Branch, Savage Manners, the Delinquent and The Sylvan Echo. Her first chapbook ‘Ma Chanson de Rien du Tout’ has been released in September this year. Her first book of poetry, written with Marilyn Campiz, Quills of Fire, will appear in November 2009. Currently she edits writers' profiles for and

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