photoI’m proud to announce that I have been named the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts‘s Lightbox Studio’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence.

During my residency, which will take place from Aug 19 through Oct 24, I will be working on a series of text-art pieces and hosting a number of events.

My tenure as artist-in-residence coincides with Nuit Blanche Calgary (for which Heather Huston of Alberta Printmakers Society and I are creating a series of limited edition silkscreen prints), Alberta Culture Days (for which I will be speaking at the Calgary Public Library) and some other great events to be announced soon…

The residency space will feature excerpts from my book-length visual projects FlatlandLocal Colour and Prose of the Trans-Canada. There will also be a number of manual typewriters which the public are free to experiment upon. Through-out my residency I will be working on a number of projects and welcome conversation…

My thanks to Natasha Jensen and everyone at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts for this great opportunity.PoetLaureateLogo_0

LLAs Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I’m pleased as penguins to be hosting performances by Larissa Lai and Sarah Kelly!

Larissa Lai is the author of two novels (Salt Fish Girl and When Fox Is a Thousand), one book of poetry (Automaton Biographies) and co-author, with Rita Wong, of Sybil Unrest. Her most recent book is Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2014). She has recently returned to Calgary and is the new Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

Sarah Kelly’s one-woman band Tigerwing blends the human voice with technology to wind its way through the listener. She recently performed at Sled Island and is awesome.

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(free admission, donations welcome)

August 27, 7pm

LOFT 112

#112, 535 8 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta

88_1ROMANESCOAs Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I’m happy as pie to host an evening of sound poetry and experimentation by Christian Bok and Ian Sampson!

Ian Sampson, briefly back in Calgary, is a PhD candidate at Brown University. He is currently working on a radical translation of Beowulf and is an amazing performer of jaw-dropping sound poetry and beatboxing. Damn.

Christian Bok is the author of Eunoia and Crystallography and a seriously scary manuscript-in-progress entitled “The Xenotext.” His sound poetry and performance is seriously atomic. Double Damn.

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(free admission, please buy a book)

August 22, 7pm

Pages Books on Kensington

1135 Kensington Rd NW

Calgary, Alberta

HHAs Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I’m pleased as potatoes to be hosting a reading by Helen Hajnoczky and Victoria Braun!

Helen Hajnoczky is the author of Poets & Killers (Snare Books). Currently living in Montreal, she is back in Calgary for just a short period. Helen Hajnoczky holds a BA(Hon) from the University of Calgary, where her research focused on contemporary feminist avant-garde poetics as well as an MA and an MLIS, both from McGill. Her work has appeared in filling Station, Matrix, NoD, Rampike, and Speechless magazines, as well as in a variety of chapbooks. She has served as assistant editor of NoD magazine, as poetry editor of filling Station magazine, and has been a weekly contributor to the literary blog Lemon Hound. Hajnoczky blogs at: http://ateacozyisasometimes.blogspot.ca/

Victoria Braun is the author of ‪#‎girlproblems‬ (89+/LUMA foundation) and a small leaflet from No press. Braun’s work navigates the private/public dichotomy, concerned with the relationship between the personal and political. Using personal experience and social media, Braun researches the social climate of her generation, gathering information regarding gender dynamics and intimacy. Braun is currently finishing her BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design. #girlproblems can be found online here: http://poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/book/girlproblems/

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(free admission, donations welcome)

August 6, 7pm

LOFT 112

#112, 535 8 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta

George Murray’s newpoetry.ca features my visual poem “Game of Life: A User’s Manual”:

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An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass by Barrie Tullett.

Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (only 25 of which are for sale), An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

Barrie Tullett is editor of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology. He is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, and co-founder of The Caseroom Press, an independent publisher of artists’ books based in Lincoln and Edinburgh. 

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Silver by Phil Miletic

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Silver is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

Phil Miletic is a writer and vispo artist from Kitchener, ON. His chapbooks include world 1-1 cowritten with Craig Dodman (forthcoming from 89+ / Poetry will be made by all) and And the Birds Sing (Ribbon Pig), and his work has recently been featured in otoliths, Poetry is Dead, indefinite space, and outlandish. 

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Pages Loading by Eric Schmaltz

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Pages Loading is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

Pages Loading explores the transient & frequent instances of textual transmutation in digital reading environments. As code & meta-data become vernacular, fugitive obfuscation manifests as blurry, pixelated, and nebulous digital pages. Pages Loading captures these interstitial moments, observing the commonplace linguistic disruption of the e-reader interface.

Eric Schmaltz is an experimental poet living in Toronto.

Gertrude Stein-996e11046cc60620a5e89c3a4491d5222249be35-s6-c302014 is the 100th anniversary of the publication of Gertrude Stein’s masterpiece TENDER BUTTONS.

Join Calgary’s Poet Laureate derek beaulieu on July 27th (the 68th anniversary of Stein’s death) as he hosts an evening of poetic responses to Stein’s work including readings by Natalie Simpson, Nikki Sheppy, Rachel Shabolin, Anj Fermor and Helen Hajnoczky!PoetLaureateLogo_0

(free admission, donations welcome)

July 27, 7pm

LOFT 112

#112, 535 8 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta

 

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