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Two Cent Talk: Mira Ptacin and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

April 11, 2019, 5:30 PM7:00 PM


Mira Maria Ptacin is a Maine-based creative nonfiction and children’s book author (and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter). She’s the author of the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul (Soho Press 2016) as well as the forthcoming book The In-Betweens (Liveright-W.W. Norton). 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. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called the book “a debut that rings out long after Fay-LeBlanc’s lips stop moving.” Poets & Writers included the book as one 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, and he served as Portland’s fifth Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2018.

Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.


April 11, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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