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.


By the Author:
Scrabble Lessons

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

Author awards:
Winner - Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award 2010, Senior Fiction
Winner - Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem, February 2010
1st Runner Up - Prism's Annual Poetry Contest, 2010
Author reviews:
Home is where love is - Gulf in the Chronicle Herald
Gulf - Reviewed by Michael Dennis