Vanyell Delacroix is the vampire personae that Cliff T. Roberts digs up
and dusts off every Halloween for vampire poetry readings. Vanyell was
born of death with a thirst for immortality, and yet little is known of
Since 1998 Vanyell has placed in many various poetry contests.
His book In Another Vein and his illustrated Daysleeper are favorites
of goth poetry readers and the lovers of vampires and love poetry.
Vanyell has been a frequently requested presenter at open readings in
North Central Texas. Vanyell now lives in Sherman TX with his favorite
blood donor (wife of 27 years, Brenda) and their cat Eleanor.
Vanyell passed in December of 2017. He will be sorely missed.