On the weekend of September 5, 2014 , my wife Kristen (Ingram) Beaulieu is participating in The Kidney March with her aunt and cousin. Kristen will be walking 100 kilometres over three days from Kananaskis Country to Calgary with hundreds of other courageous people to raise money to fight kidney disease. The net proceeds from the event will support non-profit kidney health programs in every region of the country and cutting-edge medical research on kidney diseases at leading academic institutions. The Kidney Foundation, a registered charity, will award grants to these types of organizations.
As part of this fundrasier, Kristen as created www.jonnysangels.wordpress.com. Please check it out to learn more about the March. There is also a donation page on the site in hopes you may make a fully tax-deductible pledge to help us meet Kristen’s fundraising goal of $2800.
Kidney disease can strike anyone at any age. 1 in 10 Canadians have kidney disease, with millions more at risk. It’s a silent killer; most people don’t know they have it until their kidneys are near failure. Once that happens, it’s a fight for survival.
six ways to ruin your day — each copy carefully handtyped (in two colours) and assembled by Jim Clinefelter at press-press-pull press. copies are available for US$15 from Jim Clinefleter. To order contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 411 NE 22nd #21 Portland, OR 97232 USA…
This broadside is 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.
Printed by Trisia Eddy at Edmonton’s Red Nettle Press, this edition is now available for order in a strictly limited edition of 40 copies.
from SIGINT by Ken Babstock
Published in a hand-bound edition of 80 copies (only 40 of which are for sale), from SIGINT is available for $3 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
These sonnets “occur” inside the abandoned NSA Surveillance station on the summit of Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) in Berlin, Germany. A manmade mountain, Teufelsberg is the result of the Allies’ decision to pile massive quantities of the postwar rubble of Berlin on top of an SS Engineers’ College, designed by Albert Speer, and left unfinished after the war. The poem makes use of diction adapted from Walter Benjamin’s records of his son’s language acquisition between the ages of 2 and 6. The italicized “incident reports” that appear in lieu of a traditional sonnet’s closing couplet point to collisions between light aircraft and common swifts in what would have been Soviet air space.
Ken Babstock’s first collection in 1999, Mean, won him the Milton Acorn Award and the 2000 Atlantic Poetry Prize. Babstock worked as Poetry Faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts and currently lives in Toronto. Babstock’s collection, Airstream Land Yacht, won the Trillium Book Award, was shortlisted for the 2007 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, and was nominated for the 2006 Governor General’s Award for poetry. Babstock’s most recent collection, Methodist Hatchet, won the 2012 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize.
Photographs from “CORPUS 38”, the final exhibition of ENGL310: Visual Narrative at ACAD, Winter 2014 — artwork and performances by students featuring their creative interaction with visual narrative. Over the last few months we have studied avant-garde graphic novels, indecipherable encyclopedias, radical film, imaginary, unfolding narratives and more. A privilege to work with these creative and challenging gang!
Photographs from “My Favourite Ones are the Mad Ones”, the final exhibition of ENGL214: Creative Writing at ACAD, Winter 2014 — artwork and performances by students featuring their creative interaction with typewriters. Amazing students, an incredible honour to work with them all semester. (More photos on Facebook)
My Favourite Ones are the Mad Ones is an exhibition put on by Derek Beaulleu’s Alberta College of Art + Design ENGL214 Creative Writing class. This class has challenged the student’s methods of writings by introducing a typewriter to their assemble of writing and art making tools. The final products of this class will be displayed in ACAD room 395, as a visual arts show on April 10th, 2014 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.