Black Moss Press

A Manor of Words – 10 years of Poetry at the Manor

Poetry at Willistead Manor is one of the most unique poetry events in Canada. Held in the former mansion that belonged to the son of the legendary whiskey baron Hiram Walker, it has grown into one of the most popular literary events in Canada. The poets are drawn to the stage here from all over the country, and represent what poet Bruce Meyer described as a “creative zeitgeist that has finally found its voice in Canada.”

This anthology celebrates 10 years of readings in this old manor that sits in the midst of historic Walkerville.

“Now, poetry is sexy.” says Meyer. “Communities understand how much they need not only cultural ambassadors but voices who decipher, record, and announce what is important to people’s inner and outer lives.”


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