Born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Georgette LeBlanc grew up in Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia. She holds a Doctorate in Francophone Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her published works include Alma (2007), Amédé (2010), Prudent (2013) (finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry), and most recently, Le Grand Feu (2016), published by Éditions Perce-Neige, where she edits the poetry collection Acadie tropicale. She has collaborated on and contributed to theatrical, televisual and musical projects—including the screenplay for the television drama series Belle-Baie and to the albums Havre de Grâce (Radio Radio), Deuxième nation (Cy), Le couloir des ouragans (Vivian Audet) and ¾ (Arthur Comeau). Ms. LeBlanc has also self-published her own audio archives, Sadie: Les Archives sonores de Georgette LeBlanc vol.1. Her work has also appeared in various literary reviews, including Exit, Cousins de personne, Voix plurielles, Les Écrits and Estuaire. Ms. LeBlanc has also taught creative writing at her alma mater, Sainte-Anne University in Nova Scotia.
From left to right: Kwame Dawes, Lorna Goodison (Jamaica), Tracy K. Smith (U.S.A), Georgette LeBlanc (Canada), Carol Ann Duffy (U.K.)