A Manor Of Words: Poetry at the Manor 10th Anniversary Anthology


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