About The Founders


Luciano Iacobellli is a poet and publisher. His 3 full length books of poetry are The Angel Notebook (2007), The Book of Disorders, ( 2011) and Painting Circles (2012.) In 2016, Guernica editions is publishing his Fourth book, The Examined Life.

He is the co-owner of Quattro books, and he also runs a micropress called Lyricalmyrical Press.

Allan (2)

Allan Briesmaster is a poet and editor who has been active in the Toronto literary community for many years. He was one of the main organizers of the weekly Art Bar Poetry Reading Series for over a decade. As an editor, co-editor and publisher, he has been instrumental in the production of some 200 literary titles: with watershedBooks (1997-2001), Seraphim Editions (2000-08), Quattro Books (since 2007), and in conjunction with several other publishers, as well as through his own micro press, Aeolus House. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and he has given readings and talks and led workshops in venues from Victoria to St. John’s. His most recent full-length books are Confluences (2009), Against the Flight of Spring (2013), and River Neither (2015).