Department of English

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Adjunct Faculty of English
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Columbia University, 2005
  • M.A., Secondary Urban Education, University of California, Berkley, 2000
  • B.A., Sociology, College of the Holy Cross, 1996


Gibson Fay-LeBlanc's first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published in 2012. The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was featured by Poets & Writers as one of a dozen debut collections to watch. His second book, Dangle Dazzle Dive, will be published by CavanKerry Press in 2021. Gibson’s poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, Tin House, jubilat, Slice, FIELD, and The Literary Review. Excerpts from his novel-in-progress have appeared in Slice and Portland Magazine. He has taught writing at conferences, schools, and universities, including Columbia University, Fordham University, Haystack, and helped lead community arts organizations including The Telling Room, SPACE Gallery, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony. He is now the Executive Director at the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.