Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC where he is an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia. His first book-length collection of poetry, tentatively titled Little Wild, will be published by Nightwood Editions in Spring of 2018. His poetry chapbook Good for Nothing was published with Anstruther Press in 2017 (order here). His work has been shortlisted for the Walrus Poetry Prize in 2016, received the Readers’ Choice Award in the 2016 Arc Poem of the Year Contest and was shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize in 2016. His writing has appeared in a number of journals, recently in Prairie Fire, EVENT, Geist, Arc, NewPoetry.ca, and Frog Hollow Press’ The City Series: Edmonton Anthology. More is forthcoming in The Malahat Review, Eighteen Bridges and CV2. He is currently working on his first novel and is Executive Editor of Promotions at PRISM International.
He’s also Web Editor at Nineteen Questions, an occasional hockey columnist for NHL Numbers, a Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia and a New Shoots Creative Writing Mentor with the Vancouver School Board.