Leslie Joy Ahenda,
Poetry Board Intern

Leslie Joy AhendaLeslie Joy Ahenda is a fourth-year student in the Writing department at the University of Victoria. She is a recent recipient of the Philip Pickering Award for Poetry and the Haig-Brown Award for Conservation Writing, and she has work published in NōD Magazine. Born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised in a mixed-race household, she often finds herself writing about family, race, colonialism, and the politics of sex. In her spare time, she can be found obsessing over the latest Toronto Raptors game.