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 between writer and reader; a rainbow of poetry arced through the sky for all to see, for all to behold and relish. But there’s far greater need now to broaden the scope.
Rainbow’s End has for long tilted towards European and American writing. My appointment to profile the Rainbow’s End section of Gloom Cupboard provides concomitant opportunity for African writers to contribute and balance the literary nuance of this e-zine. It is this balancing act really, a complete spectrum of activities from the otherness of poetry, a perfect rainbow where all hues and colours are reflected, a far illuminating reward.
I welcome you again to Rainbow’s End, hoping the variety will enrich your experience. Do continue to engage the author in the commentary box. Indeed, quoting the editor-in-chief, Lena Vanelslander, ‘conversation with the author is encouraged!’