Fierce, feminist voices.

Riot in Your Throat began as an idea during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 when Courtney LeBlanc found herself teleworking 100% of the time and struggling to keep herself sane and engaged. That idea took root, and with both an MBA and an MFA – a truly unusual combination – Courtney knew she was well-suited to start a poetry press. With a goal of focusing on fierce, feminist voices, she launched Riot in Your Throat in 2021.

Courtney LeBlanc, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Courtney is a poet who believes in amplifying others and focusing on poetry that punches you in the gut and refuses to be quiet. She has an MBA from University of Baltimore and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She loves nail polish, tattoos, and a soy latte each morning.