Gibson Fay-LeBlanc’s first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the Vassar Miller Prize and published in 2012. The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was featured by Poets & Writers as one of a dozen debut collections to watch. Gibson’s poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Tin
Donna McNeil is the Co-Director of Artists in Context and the former Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. She has served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, Baker Artist Awards, St. Botolph Awards, MacArthur Foundation, and Piscataquis Artist Advancement grant, and she has worked extensively with the Creative Capital Foundation.
Ashley O’Brion is a graphic designer and art director for Inc.com. After working at Boston, Oprah, and Maine magazines, she became a freelancer in 2011, collaborating with clients from her farmhouse studio in Raymond, Maine. Ashley designs identities, branding systems, print materials, websites, and—her greatest love—publications, for which she has received multiple awards from The Society of Publication Designers.