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Allan Briesmaster is a freelance editor, publisher, and literary consultant who has been active in the Toronto-area poetry scene for many years. He is one of the founding partners in Quattro Books Inc. (www.quattrobooks.ca) and also has his own micro press, Aeolus House. He has seven full-length books of poetry published, and six shorter books, and his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. Over the past 25 years he has read his work in venues from St. John's to Victoria, and given talks to students had fellow writers, led writers' workshops and retreats, and organized many book launches and readings throughout southern Ontario. Allan lives in Thornhill, Ontario with his wife Holly, a visual artist with whom he has collaborated several times

Memberships:
- The Ontario Poetry Society
- The League of Canadian Poets (1998-)
- Toronto Renaissance Conspiracy (2003-12)
- Vaughan Poets' Circle (2006-)

Selected Books Published:
- Against the Flight of Spring (Quattro Books, 2013) ISBN 978-1-927443-38-5
- Weighted Light (watershedBooks, 1998) ISBN 1-894205-00-6
- Unleaving (Hidden Brook Press, 2001) ISBN 1-894553-29-2
- Urban-Pastoral (LyricalMyrical, 2004) ISBN 0-9734901-4-4
- Pomona Summer (Hidden Brook Press, 2005) ISBN 1-894553-29-2
- Galactic Music (LyricalMyrical, 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, 2008) ISBN 978-1-8972755-1-1
- Confluences (Seraphim Editions, 2009) ISBN 978-0-9808879-6-9
Selected Anthologies:
- Mix Six (Mekler & Deahl, 1996) ISBN 1-896367-06-2
- Understatement (Seraphim Editions, 1996) ISBN 0-9699639-3-9
- Renaissance Conspiracy (Micro Prose, 2004) ISBN 0-9734609-2-X
- Butterfly Thunder (Beret Days, 2006) ISBN 978-0-9781416-9-1
- Renaissance Reloaded (Aeolus House, 2006) ISBN 0-9732411-4-4
- Sounding the Seconds (Beret Days, 2007), ISBN 978-0-9783371-6-2
- Opus III: A Conspiracy in XV Variations (Aeolus House, 2008) ISBN 978-0-9732411-9-8
- Frost and Foliage (Beret Days, 2008), ISBN 978-1-897497-20-3
- A Verdant Green (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010), ISBN 978-1-55246-845-6
- Decabration (Beret Days, 2010), ISBN 978-1-897497-40-1
- Spirit Eyes and Fireflies (Beret Days, 2011), ISBN 978-1-897497-58-6
- Ropedancer (Beret Days, 2012), ISBN 978-1-897497-71-5
Anthologies Edited:
- Arborealis (Beret Days, 2008) ISBN 978-0-9783371-5-5
- Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era
..(with Steven Michael Berzensky, Seraphim Editions, 2008) ISBN 978-0-9808879-1-1
Contact information:
- Allan Briesmaster
. P.O. Box 53031
..Royal Orchard Postal Station
..10 Royal Orchard Blvd.
..Thornhill ON L3T 3C0
- email Allan
- Website: www.aeolushouse.com