Welcome to Emergency Flashmob, the online home of poet Ian LeTourneau. I am currently the City of Fredericton’s Cultural Laureate. I’m the author of two poetry chapbooks, the most recent of which, Core Sample, was published in 2017 by Frog Hollow Press, and one full-length collection. My poems and reviews have appeared in magazines across the country, and in Australia. I have an obsession with sports statistics and follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Blue Jays. And I love craft beer (am an unrepentant hop head)! Feel free to contact me at info[at]ianletourneau.ca. Coming soon: writing and editing services information and more recordings of poems. I also have a podcast series in development.

For the 2016 Summer Poetry issue of The Fiddlehead, I edited a special retrospective section of Les Murray’s work, which included a few new poems! Read my introduction here.

Les Murray and the Gorillas of Flame

Meet Lambert, a beautiful Chinese Crested (Powderpuff) who joined our family in 2017. He’s as loyal as Argos, and much better behaved than Thomas Hardy’s infamous fox terrier Wessex!