Lena Vanelslander swam many waters. History, Comparative Cultural 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, Negative Suck, Disenthralled, ... Her first book of poetry, written with Marilyn Campiz, Quills of Fire, has appeared in November 2009 (PublishAmerica). Currently she's editor-in-chief for Gloom Cupboard http://www.gloomcupboard.com.
To ventilate both good and bad. But to be honest? I still have no clue why I write.
Leonard Cohen, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Kafka, Orwell, Hesse, ...
Slaap, The Book of Longing, The Importance of being Earnest ...
Hi, Lena. Thank you for your kind comment about my work and your fave of "Wahrheit und Dichtung." I see you're editor of Gloom Cupboard. I had a poem appear there in 2009. It's really quite a different magazine now! Excellent work! Congratulations!
Lena--thank you so much for your kind comment. It certainly makes my day. Much appreciated.
Lena- wow, thank you for the great comment on I Like It. So happy you enjoyed and I really appreciate it.
Thanks for the comment on Rules!
Lena-Thank you for reading Headstone.
Thank you, Lena, for coming to Almost There. And for that lovely row of ***s.
Thanks for so much the comment on 'Source!'
Thank you for your generous comment on virtual recovery, Lena. I look forward to reading your work and checking out Gloom Cupboard. -- Q
Thanks for your kind words about Changeling!
Thanks for the fave, Lena!
Hi, Lena. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' I appreciate your comment and fav. I look forward to reading more of your writing.
Thanks so much for reading The Silence of Harold. Glad you enjoyed it. (I keep hoping he'll speak to me for another story -- I love the old guy.)
Roxane sure knows some interesting people!
My pleasure, I had to be fast ;). Some days you seem to have the time of the world and other days ...
Thank you for mentioning our dear friend, Leonard Cohen.