Allan Briesmaster has been active in the Ontario literary scene for many years as a workshop leader, reading series organizer, and events coordinator. He was an editor for Seraphim Editions in 2000-2008, and a partner in Quattro Books in 2006-2017. Since 2003 he has operated his own small press, Aeolus House, specializing in limited-edition art and poetry books. The most recent of Allan’s nine books of poetry are The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems (Guernica Editions, 2019) and Windfor (Ekstasis Editions, 2021). He has given readings and hosted literary events at venues across Canada. He lives in Thornhill, Ontario.
Allan is a visitor to Cobourg and surrounding area.