- M.A., University of California Berkley
- MFA, Columbia university
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc (MA, UC Berkeley; MFA, Columbia University) is a writer, teacher, and nonprofit leader whose first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist (UNT Press, 2012), won the Vassar Miller Prize, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was featured by Poets & Writers as one of a dozen debut collections to watch. His poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Tin House, on the PBS NewsHour Art Beat, and recently in jubilat, FIELD, and The Literary Review. His story “The Names of Things,” adapted from a novel-in-progress, appeared in Slice Magazine. He directed the Telling Room for five years, directed programs at Hewnoaks Artist Colony, was recently the president of the board at the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and he currently serves as Portland’s Poet Laureate and as the Interim Executive Director at SPACE Gallery.