Jeroen Nieuwland has just reviewed seen of the crime at his blog transversalinflections and expanded on this discussions here. More information on seen of the crime, including ordering information, can be found here.
December 9th, 2011 7:30pm
Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Rd, NW
derek beaulieu, kevin mcpherson eckhoff and Jake Kennedy will be reading from their new Snare books at what promises to be a fun event hosted by the awesome Sandy Pool.
Come! Chat! Listen! Buy Books!
about the books:
DEREK BEAULIEU’S SEEN OF THE CRIME:
In a series of statements, essays, missives and informal discussions, seen of the crime surveys the radical edges of Canadian and international poetry; the conceptual and the concrete, the political and the playful. With seen of the crime, derek beaulieu explores the flourishing and frustrating alternatives: the poetry without subjectivity, without narrative, without words, and even without letters.
KEVIN MCPHERSON ECKHOFF’S EASY PEASY:
Easy Peasy assumes nothing, but ass you me severything! Part instruction manual for the comfortably literate, part picture book for the uncommitted spectator, these poems insist upon the simple beautiful error of words and the imaginative potential of miscommunion! If you enjoy spending time outdoors, eating chocolate bars, watching movies, drinking tea with friends, avoiding death, taking baths and understanding the world, then this book most definitely is not for your!
JAKE KENNEDY’S THE LATERAL:
Winner of the 2010 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry! The Lateral is a highly original and experimental book from a nimble poetic mind. It includes an elegiac found-long-poem that gathers all the “Acker” keyword tags from the Flickr database and reapplies them as words-of-lament for the revolutionary artist-writer Kathy Acker (1947-97), a series of prose-poem-ruminations that contemplate the optimal conditions for the poetry, and a section of poems that can only be described as the vulgar, unkempt cousin of Hugh Prather’s Notes to Myself.
I’m thrilled to announce that Wordfest 2011 is augmenting my appearance at the festival in support of Seen of the Crime by projecting Prose of the Trans-Canada on the side of the Calgary Tower for the duration of the festival:
derek beaulieu’s work is consistently praised as some of the most radical and challenging contemporary Canadian writing. A towering moment in beaulieu’s on-going exploration of letraset as a medium for concrete poetry, Prose of the Trans-Canada, will be on display, after dark, as an “illuminated light sculpture” on the façade of the Calgary Tower from October 11–14. Rising over 20 metres, the visual poem will illuminate the Calgary Tower and provide a new platform for this cutting-edge artist.
Seen of the Crime: Essays on Conceptual Writing
by derek beaulieu
‘Finally, a book about poetry that is actually about poetry. derek beaulieu is quickly proving himself an essential companion to the contemporary.’~ Sina Queyras
In a series of statements, essays, missives, and informal discussions, seen of the crime surveys the radical edges of Canadian and international poetry; the conceptual and the concrete, the political and the playful. With seen of the crime, derek beaulieu explores the flourishing and frustrating alternatives: poetry without subjectivity, without narrative, without words, and even without letters.
Now available at independent bookstores near you.
Seen of the Crime, my first collection of essays and criticism has just been announced by Montreal’s Snare Books for Fall 2011. Snare is one of the best emerging presses in Canada and every title they make is worth the price of admission…