Alexis Kienlen was born in 1976 and currently lives in Edmonton, AB. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Alexis attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with an Honours degree in International Studies. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University. Alexis currently works as a journalist and has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, Indonesia and Mongolia and well as various locales in Alberta. She is French, German, Chinese, English, Irish and Scottish. Areas of interest include multiculturalism, international development, mixed race people, travel, Asia, teenagers, young adult literature, food security, agriculture, film, dance, and the prairies.
September 1998-"a prayer for Tibet" was a winner in the People's Poetry Spring Political Poem Contest
September 1998- "cooking truth" and "watching for elk" won honorable mentions in the Very First Competition of the York branch of the Canadian Poetry Association
August 1998- finalist in Filedelphia Prickly Poetry Competition
July 1997- "past histories" won first prize in Canadian Poetry Association Acorn-Livesay Competition
March 1997- "autumn river walk" won first prize in Seeds poetry contest
Spring 1994- Jerrett Enns award for poetry from Windscript magazine
Fall 1994- "she dreams in red" won an honorable mention for Jerrett Enns award from Windscript magazine.
She Dreams in Red (Frontenac House, 2007) ISBN: 978-1-897181-12-6
2000% Cracked Wheat (Coteau Books, 2000) ISBN: 1550501666
Books in Print
She Dreams in Red (Frontenac House, 2007) ISBN: 978-1-897181-12-6, $15.95