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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


Ontario’s Chris Turnbull has included one of my concrete poems in her GROVE PROJECT whereby poems are placed in natural environments2014-03-25 21.03.28 2014-03-25 21.15.17 2014-03-25 21.17.39 2014-03-25 21.23.11 2014-05-03 19.18.58 2014-05-03 19.25.57

imagesMy brother-in-law Jon  was diagnosed with Kidney disease in 2001 and began peritoneal dialysis in early 2013. The road is long and his health – like so many people with Kidney Disease – is precarious.

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 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.

Please do consider donating in support of Jonny’s Angels and the Kidney March.

photoNo Press is proud to announce the publication of

Ulysses by Jacqueline Valencia.

Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (only 25 of which are for sale), Ulysses is available for $3.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

On Dec 9, 2013 Jacqueline Valencia started handwriting – with spontaneous illustrations – the entirety of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The results are posted daily on Gathering the first 4 pages of Valencia’s obsessive practice, this edition of Ulysses claims the manuscript as Valencia’s.

Toronto-based poet, writer, and film critic Jacqueline Valencia earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto (Literature major, Cinema Studies minor). Jacqueline is currently a freelancer, Assistant Editor at Beyond Borderlands, founding editor of These Girls On Film, and a film journalist and senior staff film critic at Next Projection.

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Daisy Knell by Ken Hunt

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

This poem isolates letters from page 98 of NASA’s voice transcription of the Apollo 11 moon mission, uncovering (in sequential order) the musical notes of two chorus lines from Harry Dacre’s “Daisy Bell” (“A Bicycle Built for Two”). These chorus lines famously appear as the death knell of the computer HAL in Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Ken Hunt is the author of Space Administration (89+/LUMA Foundation, 2014). For three years, Ken served as editor of NōD Magazine, the University of Calgary English department’s publication of undergraduate prose, poetry, and visual art. In 2010, Ken co-founded The Scribe and Muse, a University of Calgary club that promotes writing and literacy, offering a free peer-editing service to students across all faculties. Ken lives in Calgary.

Pedagogie-et-Pratiques-canadiennes-en-creation-litteraire650I’m honoured to have been awarded the CCWWP/PPCCL Robert Kroetsch Teaching Innovation Award for my work at Alberta College of Art + Design. Thank you so much, I’m thrilled.

beaulieu PL - neighbours may 15 2014Neighbours, an insert in The Calgary Herald, takes note of my appointment as Poet Laureate of Calgary. I’m honoured that the local and national media has been so intrigued by my appointment.

Roehampton University: “PhD student named Calgary’s Poet Laureate“;

The Calgary Herald: “Calgary’s New Poet Laureate: Derek Beaulieu“;

CBC News Calgary: “Calgary names derek beaulieu as poet laureate“;

CKUA Radio’s artbeat;

Metro News Calgary: “New poet laureate to be welcomed with 20-metre projection on Calgary Tower“;

Avenue Calgary: “derek beaulieu Named Calgary’s 2014-2016 Poet Laureate“;

The Calgary Sun: “Calgary’s new poet laureate Derek Beaulieu introduced“;

Global Calgary: “Calgary Poet“;

CBC Calgary Homestretch (Radio);

Calgary News 660: “Calgary names its newest poet laureate” (Video);

FFWD: “Arts Seen – week of May 1, 2014“;

Montreal Gazette: “New Calgary Poet Laureate Derek Beaulieu’s concrete poem Prose of the Trans-Canada will be featured on the Calgary Tower on April 28 and 29“;

Calgary Public Library Writer’s Nook: “Meet the New Poet Laureate

  6 ways 36 ways 16 ways 2six 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 or at 411 NE 22nd #21 Portland, OR 97232 USA…

Loft112_poster_11x17_small copyThe Grand Opening of LOFT112 is this coming Saturday MAY 10th!

featuring readings by a cross section of Calgary’s literati, the opening is an all day affair with readings every hour:

11am Barb Howard + Jani Krulc + Neil Scott
Noon Dale Lee Kwong + Jenny Sampirisi + Weyman Chan
1pm Naomi Lewis + Peter Oliva
2pm Emma Rouleau + Richard Harrison + Paul Zits
3pm Natalie Simpson
4pm Erin Moure + Derek Beaulieu
5pm Kris Demeanor + Sarah Tilley + Wakefield Brewster

Pages Books will be on hand selling books, and there will be snacks, drinks and a day of celebration — and its all free!

See you there!


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