Amy LeBlanc's debut poetry collection, I know something you don't know, resides in the intersection of folklore and femininity. With fairy-tale lucidity and fluid voice, the poems in this collection weave through the seams between story and fact. This debut collection is alluring and noxious like hemlock, foxglove, and blooming wildflowers.
Amy LeBlanc holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Calgary where she is currently completing an MA in English Literature and creative writing. She is non-fiction editor at filling station magazine and was Editor-in-Chief of N?D Magazine for two years. Her debut novella Unlocking will be published in the UCalgary Press' Brave and Brilliant Series in 2022. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, LRC, and EVENT among others. Amy won the 2018 BrainStorm Poetry Contest for her, poem 'Swell'. Her piece "Redress" was long-listed for Room Magazine's 2018 short forms contest. She is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Ladybird, Ladybird published with Anstruther Press.
"Armed with an unusual eye for beauty, Amy LeBlanc rejects traditional notions of personhood in I Know Something You Don't Know, and instead reworks characters from mythology and folklore to create formidable new avatars. Even if there are moments where LeBlanc "dress[es] disease / in linen gloves," there's no escaping the virulent impact of her narratives, or the full-force of her superb debut." - Jim Johnstone, editor of The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry