Author of eight books of poetry, four volumes of conceptual fiction, and over 175 chapbooks, derek beaulieu’s work is consistently praised as some of the most radical and challenging in contemporary Canadian writing. He currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and was just named as Calgary’s Poet Laureate for 2014-2016.
Please, no more poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu was published in 2013 by Wilfred Laurier University Press. Kit Dobson, in her introduction, writes, “derek beaulieu’s practices are wide-ranging, varied, and committed to challenging readers’ complacencies. Never easy, his work provides an alternative to settled modes of writing: it is a provocation to unlearn the injunctions of lyric and representational forms.”
It is an honour to present this broadside, inspired by derek’s title manifesto. Printed using a variety of both lead and wooden type on BFK Rives fine paper, in a limited number of 40 editions, each consisting of 3 separate sheets contained in a folio. Numerous typefaces have been used, including Bernhard Medium, Bodoni, Caslon Old Style, Century, Franklin Gothic, Futura, and Piranesi Italic. Typeset and printed by hand on our 1921 C&P letterpress, here in Edmonton, Alberta.