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. For more about the book including where to buy it, head here. Deke Dangle Dive is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in 2021. 

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.