Zero Sum: A Review of Peycho Kanev’s Bone Silence by Jason Lee Miller

Peycho Kanev’s poetry collection, Bone Silence, evokes a theme repeating throughout: Our bones outlast us and remain our only testament in the world, even the greatest of us. Over time we are forgotten, our words are lost, and in the soil a story bones can’t tell. The writer pushes against death, strives for immortality in a temporalContinue reading “Zero Sum: A Review of Peycho Kanev’s Bone Silence by Jason Lee Miller”

Please welcome T.M. De Vos and Alan Garvey

Uhm, what’s up, Doc? From the start Gloom Cupboard has grown and the moment has come this magazine can’t be run anymore by one person, that’s why I gladly announce two new editors-in-chief: T.M. De Vos and Alan Garvey! Us three will assist you with all general and sometimes more specific compliments, problems, questions andContinue reading “Please welcome T.M. De Vos and Alan Garvey”

INHERITANCE by Miceál Kearney reviewed by Alan Garvey

Contributor to ‘The Gloom Cupboard’ and more recently to ‘Full of Crow’, Miceál Kearney is a breath of fresh air to Irish poetry, as evidenced by his first collection, ‘Inheritance’.  To anyone familiar with contemporary Irish literature it seems like we’re plagued by books harking back to the golden past of a rural setting, theyContinue reading “INHERITANCE by Miceál Kearney reviewed by Alan Garvey”

An Introduction to the Rainbow’s End: by Henry Ajumeze

Even as a reader and follower of Gloom Cupboard, Rainbow’s End stands out as a most engaging section of this e-zine, dovetailing each edition with an ensemble from the writer’s desk; biodata, interview, work and, of course, reader’s response. In deciding to anchor this section, there’s need to continue providing the traditional meeting point betweenContinue reading “An Introduction to the Rainbow’s End: by Henry Ajumeze”

Authors get advances. Writers get day jobs.

Authors get advances. Writers get day jobs. This is a guest post by CalebJRoss as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin inContinue reading “Authors get advances. Writers get day jobs.”

Poetry # 133

Once upon a time immigrants had some radical ideas on labor, rights, democracy and society overall.  In May of 1886 in the cold streets of Chicago, they organized for the eight-hour workday and eventually were hanged.  Italians, Germans, Americans.  Anarchists, Socialists, Activists: Immigrants, all of them.  This issue has nothing to do with that whatsoever.  Happy May andContinue reading “Poetry # 133”