Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

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 Maine’s “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.

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Sample poems and prose, teaching and reading information, biography, etc.
Read and listen to Gibson reading one of his poems for this PBS NewsHour poetry series.

I Have Worked With

  • Date: 6/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: weyand@portland.lib.me.us
    Phone:

  • State: ME
    Date: 7/2012
    Activity: Residency - other
    Email: slpulkkinen@aol.com
    Phone:

  • State: ME
    Date: 7/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: jtussing@usm.maine.edu
    Phone:

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Gibson
Job Title/Position: 
Writer
Mailing Address: 
117 Noyes St
Portland, ME 04103
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME 04103
Last Name: 
Fay-LeBlanc
Phone: 
2072728627

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - General
Literature - Fiction
Literature - Non-Fiction
Literature - Poetry
Literature - Spoken Word
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Awards: 
MaineToday’ Media: 40 Under 40
Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry
Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
Magliocco Prize for Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review
Teaching Fellowship, Columbia University
Emily Chamberlain Cook for Poetry, UC Berkeley

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults