Briesmaster Allan

Allan is a poet, publisher, literary consultant, and freelance editor specializing in poetry and non-fiction. He lives in Thornhill, ON (just north of Toronto), with his wife Holly, a visual artist with whom he has collaborated several times on books which include her collages and pen-and-ink drawings.

In 1986-90 Allan led Phoenix, Toronto's longest-running poetry workshop. He was one of the chief organizers of the weekly Art Bar Poetry Reading Series from 1991 until 2002: playing a central role as it grew into the largest series of its kind in Canada. As an editor, working with several literary presses, Allan has been instrumental in the production of more than 80 literary titles since 1998. From 2000 to 2008, he was the main literary editor for Seraphim Editions. His final project with Seraphim was to co-edit the 256-page anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era. Allan started his own micro press, Aeolus House, in 2003. In January 2006, he and three fellow writers started the monthly literary reading series Toronto WordStage, and within a year it evolved into Quattro Books publishers.

Selected Publications
Weighted Light (watershedBooks, 1998) ISBN 1-894205-00-6.
Unleaving (Hidden Brook Press, 2001) ISBN 1-894553-29-2.
Phantelles (Aeolus House, 2003) ISBN 0-9732411-0-1.
Urban-Pastoral (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2004) ISBN 0-9734901-4-4.
Pomona Summer (Hidden Brook Press, 2005) ISBN 1-894553-29-2.
Galactic Music (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2005) ISBN 0-9737696-6-1.
The Other Seasons (Hidden Brook Press, 2006) ISBN 1-894553-69-1.
Interstellar (Quattro Books, 2007) ISBN: 978-0-9782806-0-4.
Temple of Fire (LyricalMyrical Press, 2008) ISBN 9: 978-1-897275-51-1
Confluences (Seraphim Editions, 2009) ISBN: 978-0-9808879-6-0|

Selected Anthologies
Mix Six (Mekler & Deahl, 1996) ISBN 1-896367-06-2.
Understatement (Seraphim Editions, 1996) ISBN 0-9699639-3-9.
The Edges of Time (Seraphim Editions, 1999) ISBN 0-9699639-5-5.
Degrees of Closeness (The Marcasite Press, 2001) ISBN 3 0-9689145-0-0.
Renaissance Conspiracy (Micro Prose, 2004) ISBN 0-9734609-2-X.
Renaissance Reloaded (Aeolus House, 2006) ISBN: 0-9732411-4-4
Opus III: A Conspiracy in XV Variations (Aeolus House, 2008) ISBN: 978-0-9732411-9-8
Earth to the Moon (Hidden Brook Press, 2009) ISBN: 978-0-897475-28-7

Books in Print
Unleaving, Poetry (Hidden Brook Press, 2001) ISBN 1-894553-29-2, $12.00.
Urban-Pastoral, Poetry (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2004) ISBN 0-9734901-4-4, $15.00.
Pomona Summer, Poetry (Hidden Brook Press, 2005) ISBN 1-894553-29-2, $12.95.
Galactic Music, Poetry (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2005) ISBN 0-9737696-6-1, $25.00.
The Other Seasons, Poetry (Hidden Brook Press, 2006) ISBN 1-894553-69-1, $15.95.
Interstellar (Quattro Books, 2007) ISBN: 978-0-9782806-0-4, $16.95.
Temple of Fire,. Poetry (LyricalMyrical Press, 2008) ISBN 9: 978-1-897275-51-1
Confluences, Poetry (Seraphim Editions, 2009) ISBN: 978-0-9808879-6-0|

Allan Briesmaster 7811 Yonge St., 7811 Yonge St., Thornhill, ON, L3T 4S3 Canada. (905) 771-5784.