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Leslie Vryenhoek

Leslie Vryenhoek was born in the United States and raised in Pittsburgh. She immigrated to Manitoba in the 1980s, and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she works as a communications consultant and an editor on Riddle Fence. Her poetry, fiction and memoir have been published across Canada and internationally, and have won numerous awards, including the Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem in 2010. She is the author of Scrabble Lessons: Stories, published by Oolichan in 2009. Gulf is her first collection of poetry.


"A real writer is flexing... It all works and leaves an uneasy smile. Perfect."
Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail