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 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!’

Published by lenavanelslander

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 http://www.gloomcupboard.com and http://www.outsiderwriters.org

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