Year in Review 2023
Derek Beaulieu's Blog
by derekbeaulieu
2M ago
After several years of pandemic and struggle, 2023 felt like a growth year – a year to reassess, reappraise, and return to new ways of creating, thinking, and responding. 2023 is gone in just a few short weeks, here’s what I was up to this year: As Banff Centre’s Director of Literary Arts, I developed a slate of residencies—both online (allowing participants to receive mentorship from their own home, fitting in with their schedules) and in person (it’s so great to welcome writers to Banff Centre’s campus). Literary Arts residencies—all of which had tuition 100%-scholarshipped—enabled inte ..read more
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Most engaging books of 2023
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by derekbeaulieu
3M ago
At the close of every year, for over a decade, I have taken a moment to reflect upon the year’s publications. Like in previous years, my “most engaging books” list reflects what I found most fascinating / useful / generative in terms of form & content from the books I read in 2023. Seek out these volumes; every one will reward the search (your local, independent, bookstore can help; an excellent choice as many continue to struggle). This is the cream of the crop for 2023, seriously … from poetry to fiction, translation to nonfiction, each of these titles will blow your mind: Abel, Jordan ..read more
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London Small Publishers Fair
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by derekbeaulieu
4M ago
Since the late 1990s I have been publishing steadily in the UK, trying to develop conversations and collaborations with UK-based presses and authors. Complementing my work in Canada, I have found UK-based presses to support risk-taking work, have a culture of chapbook (what they call “pamphlet”) publishing, be open to perfect-bound editions of visual poetry, experimentation, and often have an open mind to the use of colour. In the last 30 years I have published with If P then Q, Information as Material, Guillemot, Pamenar, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Future text, The Other Room, Essence, Reaktion, th ..read more
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Smile!
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by derekbeaulieu
4M ago
Toronto’s Anstruther Press has just published a new chapbook of mine entitled . This volume explores the strange and sinister history of the Smiley Face, from its involvement in Nixon’s trip to China, through to the space race and serial killers. The Smiley Face has been ever-present in the weird and destructive corner’s of western culture. Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, order your copy today ..read more
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Future poems new from Poem Atlas
Derek Beaulieu's Blog
by derekbeaulieu
4M ago
I’m thrilled to announce that Astra Papachristodoulou’s Poem Atlas – a small, London-based press focusing on poetic objects – has just published my FUTURE POEMS! Designed to mimic the format of scratch-off lottery cards, each edition of FUTURE POEMS has a grey scratch-off panel which reveals a provocation about the future of poetry. Produced in a very limited edition, FUTURE POEMS won’t be around for long, order today ..read more
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An invitation to perform the punctuation fields of “Silence: Lectures and Writings”
Derek Beaulieu's Blog
by derekbeaulieu
4M ago
As Banff’s Poet Laureate, I invite musicians and performers to create digital sound performances (song, composition, collage, digital, etc.) of my punctuation-only book, SILENCE: LECTURES AND WRITINGS. SILENCE: LECTURES AND WRITINGS erases the entirety of John Cage’s book of the same name, leaving only the fields of punctuation: the silence of breath, pause and atmospheric noise (more info here) I invite you to create a sonic interpretation of any section in the book, save it online and tweet out your results with the hashtag #beaulieusilence. This is a community-based generative project and e ..read more
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KERN – new from Punctum Books!
Derek Beaulieu's Blog
by derekbeaulieu
5M ago
OUT NOW! A brand new edition of my 2014 Les Figues title “Kern.” Punctum Press has returned the title to print as part of their Special Collections initiative. “Kern presents moments of poetic nostalgia for the signposts of a past that never fully existed.” Supporting open source publishing, Punctum titles are available as printed editions or free PDFs ..read more
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SILENCE: ESSAYS AND LECTURES
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by derekbeaulieu
6M ago
NEW FROM TIMGASET EDITIONS: SILENCE: ESSAYS AND LECTURES by DEREK BEAULIEU In 1961 John Cage published his seminal book of essays, SILENCE: ESSAYS AND LECTURES. In that collection of essays, Cage expounds his theoretical framework and compositional style, and builds upon 4′33″. 4′33″—frequently disparaged as a farce played upon a devoted audience—is a composition which, focusses the musical potential of the ambient sounds of performance halls and shuffling audiences. While the audience is visually captivated by the (non)movements of the pianist, the auditory experience—the perfo ..read more
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Among The Neighbors
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by derekbeaulieu
6M ago
Small presses, imprints, and reading series hold an incredibly important role in the development of artistic communities, movements, and aesthetic values. I strongly recommend AMONG THE NEIGHBORS, a magazine series — effectively a monograph series — edited by Edric Mesmer under his auspices as Poetry Cataloguer at SUNY Buffalo. Mesmer is also a poet (check out his BlazeVox title Poems: now and then), and brings a passion for poetry to his editing, each volume highlights a historic or contemporary poetic community. Each issue is vital, providing bibliographical information, personal narratives ..read more
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LAY-OUT #4!
Derek Beaulieu's Blog
by derekbeaulieu
7M ago
NEW from SEEN STUDIO! LAY-OUT #4 is available for order today! * Derek Beaulieu is a poet, artist, writer and the author of twenty-six books of poetry, conceptual fiction, and critical writing, as well as a voluminous amount of chapbooks. His LAY—OUT contribution centers on his visual poetry work using dry-transfer lettering (think Letraset and the like) to create disorienting and expressive works that point towards meaning but center on feeling and expression above all else. Instead of simply presenting these hypnotic pieces in a polite and archival ma ..read more
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