Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer, teacher, and nonprofit leader. His 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, Slice, FIELD, and The Literary Review. He has taught writing at conferences, schools and universities around the country and including Columbia University, Haystack, the University of Southern Maine, and at the Telling Room, which he directed for five years. He currently serves as Portland’s Poet Laureate and is the interim director at SPACE Gallery, an alternative arts organization.