We spent that first summer together hiking and camping, pitching our tent on the smooth ground, gathering wood for our evening fire. We drank beer chilled in the stream, hiked ten miles each day. I knew you camped with her six months before, hiked deep into the woods, packs on your backs, ate by the […]

About Courtney LeBlanc

Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press) and is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Public Pool, Rising Phoenix Review, The Legendary, Germ Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Brain Mill Press, Haunted Waters Press, and others. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Read her blog at, follow her on twitter: @wordperv, or find her on facebook: