Leonard Cohen, Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare.
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Bio: 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. Her first book of poetry, written with Marilyn Campiz, 'Quills of Fire', has appeared in November 2009. Currently she edits writers' profiles and poetry for http://www.outsiderwriters.org and is Editor-in-chief of http://www.gloomcupboard.com.