Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. His first book-length collection of poetry, Little Wild, was published by Nightwood Editions in Spring of 2018 and his second collection, Birding in the Glass Age of Isolation, is forthcoming in Spring 2020 from Nightwood as well. His poetry chapbook Good for Nothing was published by Anstruther Press in 2017. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC with his wife, Mallory Tater.
His work has been shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize, received the Readers’ Choice Award in the Arc Poem of the Year Contest, an Honourable Mention in the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest and was twice shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in a number of journals including The Malahat Review, CV2, Eighteen Bridges, Prairie Fire, EVENT, Geist and Arc. He is currently working on his first novel.
He’s also co-founder and Managing Editor of Rahila’s Ghost Press and a co-host of Tonic Reading Series. He served as Executive Editor of Promotions at PRISM international in 2016-2017.