Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first book of poems, Death of a Ventriloquistwon the Vassar Miller Prize and was published in 2012. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls the book “a debut that rings out long after Fay-LeBlanc’s lips stop moving.”

Poets & Writers included the book as one of twelve in its annual debut poetry feature. PBS NewsHour featured Gibson reading his poem “How to Make Fatherhood Lyrical”. Read and listen here.

For more about the book including where to buy it, head here

Gibson has recent poems in FIELDjubilatThe Literary Review, and Slice and has been named Portland’s fifth Poet Laureate, to serve a three-year term beginning in 2015. A recent profile in the Maine Sunday Telegram caught Gibson at the beginning of his term. Stay tuned for poetry projects to come!