About Brick Books

Brick Books is the only press in Canada that specializes in publishing poetry books.  Based in London, Ontario, the press was started by Stan Dragland and Don McKay in 1975 and began by publishing chapbooks. We now publish full-length volumes of an individual author’s work.

The mandate of Brick Books is to foster interesting and compelling work by Canadian poets and translators of poetry, both new and established; to create and maintain the exceptional editorial standard for which Brick Books has gained a national reputation; to produce beautifully designed, attractive books worthy of the excellence of their contents; and to distribute and promote these books and their authors. We publish 7 new books and an average of 9 reprints every year.

Brick Books is truly a national press. With authors and editors scattered across the country (Quadra Island, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland), production, printing and distribution located in Toronto, and administration in London, Ontario, Brick Books is a unique publishing organization that works.

Editorial Staff

  • John Barton
  • Sue Chenette
  • Barry Dempster (Acquisitions Editor)
  • John Donlan
  • Stan Dragland
  • Helen Guri
  • Don McKay
  • Alayna Munce
  • Nick Thran
  • Jan Zwicky

General Manager

  • Kitty Lewis

Production Manager

  • Alayna Munce

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