Department of English

Gibson Fay-Leblanc

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • M.A., University of California Berkley
  • MFA, Columbia university


Gibson Fay-LeBlanc's first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the Vassar Miller Prize and 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. Gibson’s poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Tin House, on the PBS NewsHour Art Beat, and recently in jubilatSliceFIELD, 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 Associate Director at Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.