Two Cent Talks: Mira Ptacin and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc: April 11, 2019
Mira Ptacin is a Maine-based creative nonfiction and children’s book author (and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter). She’s the author if the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul and the forthcoming book The In-Betweens. Her work frequently appears in Lenny Letter, Guernica, Tin House, Vice, New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Slice, and more.
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first book of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, won the Vassar Miller Prize. Poets & Writers included the book as on of 12 in its annual debut poetry feature. PBS NewsHour featured Gibson reading his poem “How to Make Fatherhood Lyrical.” Gibson has recent poems in FIELD, jubilant, The Literary Review, and Slice. He also served as Portland’s fifth Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2018.