Leif Holmstrand is a poet, artist and musician born in 1972. Holmstrand lives in Malmö in southern Sweden and published his first collection of poetry, Stekelgång (Sawflywalk) in 2002. Since then published more than 30 books and chapbooks, both poetry and novels as well as artist-books. He has also published three collections of poetry under the penname Anna-Maria Ytterbom.
As well as an artist and as a writer Holmstrand has recieved a number of rewards and prizes, including the prestigious Mare Kandre Prize.
Holmstrand's writing reflects a restless practice that freely moves in a non-straight historiography. Lately his poetry has approached magical chants and invocations and his readings merges with his performance art. All to delineate possible life in a moribund world.