University of Calgary

Amy LeBlanc

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching
  • Sessional Instructor (starts on May 1, 2024)


Amy LeBlanc is a PhD student in English and creative writing at the University of Calgary and is Managing Editor at Canthius. Amy's debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, was published with Gordon Hill Press in March 2020 and was long listed for the 2021 ReLit Award and selected as a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. Her novella, Unlocking, was published by the UCalgary Press in June 2021 and was a finalist for the Trade Fiction Book of the Year through the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Amy has two forthcoming books: a short story collection, Homebodies, with Great Plains Publications in spring 2023, and her second poetry collection, I used to live here, with Gordon Hill Press in 2025. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room, Arc, Canadian Literature, and the Literary Review of Canada among others. She was a finalist for an Alberta Magazine Publishers' Association showcase award in poetry. She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry— most recently, Undead Juliet at the Museum which was published with ZED Press in 2021. Amy is a recipient of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a CGS-D Award for her doctoral research into fictional representations of chronic illness and gothic spaces. Amy is a 2022 Killam Laureate and a recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Forthcoming Books:

Homebodies, Great Plains Publications, Spring 2023 (short story collection) 

I used to live here, Gordon Hill Press, Spring 2025 (full-length poetry collection) 



- "(Me=Aquarius=very unpredictable) Ghostliness and Temporality in Tamaki & Tamaki’s Skim," in Gnosis.

- "(De)composing Gothicism: Disturbing the (eco-)Gothic in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle," co-authored with Leah Van Dyk, forthcoming in Studies in American Fiction.

- "The Uncanny and Doubling Horror of Childhood: Abject Disruptions in Stranger Things," forthcoming in Black Witches & Queer Ghosts: Disrupting Norms in Supernatural Teen Serials (Lexington Books, 2023). 

- "Think about what you don’t get to see”: Reading Ghosts and Unnatural Narration in Leanne Shapton’s Guestbook" forthcoming in The Journal of Narrative Theory (56.1), 2026

Creative Works:

- "Someone is Dead," (short story), forthcoming in ReVisions: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada. 

- "Murine" (poem), forthcoming in The Fiddlehead

- "Fulmination," (poem), forthcoming in Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review.

-"The witch gets sick and her stomach is full of hair" (poem), forthcoming in THIS Magazine. 

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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