Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC. His first book-length collection of poetry, Little Wild, will be published by Nightwood Editions in Spring of 2018. His poetry chapbook Good for Nothing was published by Anstruther Press in 2017 (order here). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
In 2016, his work was shortlisted for the Walrus Poetry Prize, received the Readers’ Choice Award in the Arc Poem of the Year Contest and was shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in a number of journals, recently in The Malahat Review, Eighteen Bridges, Prairie Fire, EVENT, Geist, Arc, NewPoetry.ca, and Frog Hollow Press’ The City Series: Edmonton Anthology. More works are forthcoming in The Rusty Toque, CV2 and the Sustenance Anthology (Anvil Press). He is currently working on his first novel.
He’s also Managing Editor of Rahila’s Ghost Press, co-host of Tonic Reading Series, Web Editor at Nineteen Questions and an occasional hockey columnist for NHL Numbers. He served as Executive Editor of Promotions at PRISM international in 2016-2017.