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 poetry chapbook Good for Nothing is forthcoming from Anstruther Press (Spring 2017). He was shortlisted for the Walrus Poetry Prize in 2016, received the Readers’ Choice Award in the 2016 Arc Poem of the Year Contest and placed second in the 2015 Writers’ Guild of Alberta/Glass Buffalo Poetry Contest. His writing has appeared in a number of journals, recently in EVENT, Geist, Arc, NewPoetry.ca, Sport Literate and Frog Hollow Press’ The City Series: Edmonton Anthology, and is forthcoming in Eighteen Bridges, CV2 and Prairie Fire. He is currently working on his first novel as well as a collection of poems 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.
In 2011, he released a self-titled EP on the Edmonton-based label Dead City Records. His full length album, Finally I’m Ready to Admit My Faults, was released in 2014 with the Weingartner Phonogram Company.