Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the Vassar Miller Prize and published by the University of North Texas Press in 2012.
His poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, Maine Magazine, Tin House, The New Republic, Poetry Northwest, and Verse Daily, and in the anthologies Satellite Convulsions and From the Fishouse. He has received awards for his poems from the Bellevue Literary Review and UC Berkeley.
With graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia University, he has taught writing and literature in public and private middle schools, high schools, and colleges in California, Vermont, New York, and Maine. In 2011 he was named one of Maines emerging leaders by the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media for his work directing The Telling Room, where he still occasionally teaches writing. He lives in Portland, ME with his family and is at work on a novel and a second book of poems.