deke_dangle_dive_coverGibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His second book, Deke Dangle Dive, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in May, 2021. It is available for pre-order at Longfellow Books or PRINT: A Bookstore, or at Bookshop.org.

Gibson served as Portland’s fifth Poet Laureate, ending his three-year term in 2018. His projects included Written, Spoken, Rapped, a multimedia website aimed at high school teachers and students interested in writing poetry, and Deep Water, a column that features a poem each Sunday in the Maine Sunday Telegram and now continues with poet Megan Grumbling as editor.

Gibson now serves as executive director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. His first book of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published in 2012. For more about the book including where to buy it, head here.