derek beaulieu

derek beaulieu ’s five books of poetry all engage with textual production and the way that composition informs comprehension. His first book, with wax, was published by Coach House Books in 2003, and was followed-up by frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho (Mercury Press, 2005) co-written with Gary Barwin and fractal economies (talonbooks, 2006). chains (paper kite, 2008) and Silence (red fox press, 2009) are both suites of non-semantic concrete poems.

beaulieu is also the author of three books of conceptual fiction; flatland (information as material, 2007 online here), Local Colour (ntamo, 2008, online here) and How to Write (talonbooks, 2010).

beaulieu is co-editor of the best-selling anthology Shift & Switch: new Canadian poetry. He has been editor of filling Station (1998-2001, 2004-2007), dANDelion (2001-2004) and endNote (2000-2002) magazines. His small press housepress (1997-2004) published over 250 publications and is now archived, in its entirely, at Simon Fraser University. No press (2005-present) is beaulieu's current publishing venture, with over 180 publications to date. He has lectured about small press, community and poetics in Canada, Scandinavia, the US and the UK. His artwork–which engages with text and readability–has been shown in group and solo exhibits internationally.

Check out derek beaulieu's blog.
Read Greg Betts on Flatland.
Find out more about flatland, Information as Material, UK
Read excerpts here:
PDF of the whole book here:

Lemon Hound in Conversation with beaulieu
Lemon Hound On Reading the Newspaper 
Lemon Hound on Flatland, Chains and How to Edit
Interview re: How To Write with derek and Helen Hajnoczky on Lemon Hound
Derek's artist statement & texts from Drunken Boat:

How To Write excerpts here and here

Local Colour excerpts here, here, and here.