Lena Vanelslander




Khamnei...
1,803 books | 1,611 friends

Jacob Wren
1,804 books | 2,697 friends

Mary Sa...
3,301 books | 386 friends

David
368 books | 298 friends

Jee Koh
189 books | 1,029 friends

C McDaniel
1,067 books | 64 friends

Jason J...
945 books | 1,447 friends

Lyla Dune
65 books | 329 friends

More friends…

Lena is following 24 people

Lena Vanelslander

Goodreads Author


url

born
in Ghent, Belgium
gender
female

website

genre

influences
Leonard Cohen,

member since
January 2010


About this author

I'm not dead yet! You can't beat me so easily ...

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...more


3 copies, participate! US, Canada, UK and Australia ... I can only hope the copies go to you, my friends ...

Once in a while we all have to have some honey to desintegrate the distress

Lena

p.s. link: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Quills of Fire Quills of Fire by Lena Vanelslander

Lena Vanelslander
Marilyn Campiz Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on June 14, 2010 03:05 • 185 views • Tags: giveaway, poetry, quills-of-fire
Average rating: 4.56 · 9 ratings · 3 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Quills of Fire
by
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Riverside Blues
by Casey Mensing (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Journal with No S...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Lena Vanelslander Lena Vanelslander said: "Excellent. Simply marvelous. A true joy and heart opener. "

 
Ask the Dust
Lena Vanelslander is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Lena's Recent Updates

A Deep and Gorgeous Thirst by Hosho McCreesh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Vanelslander entered a giveaway
A Deep and Gorgeous Thirst by Hosho McCreesh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Vanelslander is now following Bradley and John Evans
45027 808306
52523
Lena Vanelslander wants to read
Noir at the Bar by Richard   Thomas
Noir at the Bar
by Richard Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Vanelslander wants to read
That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Vanelslander wants to read
PoetsArtists #26 by Terry Rodgers
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Vanelslander wants to read
The Traiteur's Ring by Jeffrey Wilson
The Traiteur's Ring
by Jeffrey Wilson (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Lena's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Authors...: * Welcome Poetry Authors and Readers! 188 746 Oct 06, 2014 04:37PM  
Leonard Cohen
“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
“There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

Charles Bukowski
“That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”
Charles Bukowski, Women

Charles Bukowski
“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Charles Bukowski
“There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you.”
Charles Bukowski

6818 Belgium — 311 members — last activity May 23, 2014 09:31AM
Where can a man not draw a pipe and make 955 million yen? Where can a lonesome cowboy on the trail of the same four brothers for sixty years earn 4.3...more
233 ¡ POETRY ! — 14840 members — last activity 21 minutes ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read it...more
15336 fiction files redux — 282 members — last activity Oct 16, 2014 04:39PM
this is a literary love-in, baby . . . books, literature, fiction of all shapes and sizes, these things we discuss . . . make yourself at home, check...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 18379 members — last activity 24 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit...more
35402 Loosed in Translation — 263 members — last activity Oct 05, 2014 01:14AM
Are you interested in world literature, and works in translation? Come here for recommendations, resources, links, advice on who the best translator o...more
1473 MiPOesias — 168 members — last activity Jun 20, 2009 08:35AM
EST 2000
32734 The Noricin Chronicles — 37 members — last activity Sep 01, 2010 07:27PM
The Norcinites, a secret race of super-humans, have been hiding in the shadows of civilization for over a hundred years. No one knows how the first of...more
34088 E-books (Ebooks) - Open Books — 256 members — last activity Sep 19, 2013 11:49AM
Explore, discuss, share and celebrate the works of modern and avant-garde fiction, non-fiction, poetry, anthologies, and multimedia presentations (tal...more
4015 Poets/Artists — 71 members — last activity Feb 28, 2011 08:06AM
Featuring poets and artists of course...
46156 Creative Reviews — 2803 members — last activity 10 hours, 56 min ago
This group is a way to gather together people who like to write book reviews as well as advertise their book review blogs. With enough people we will...more
More of Lena’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 1: by M.C.

M.C. Must tell you, Lena how much I ADORE Belgium!! xx


back to top