beaulieuAuthor of thirteen books of poetry (including two volumes of his selected poetry Please, No More Poetry and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten), five volumes of conceptual fiction (most recently a, A Novel), 2 collections of critical writing and over 200 chapbooks, derek beaulieu’s work is consistently praised as some of the most radical and challenging in contemporary Canadian writing.

Derek Beaulieu is the Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

In 2012 Bookthug published his critical edition (co-edited with Gregory Betts) of bill bissett’s seminal 1972 volume of experimental commentary RUSH: what fuckan theory and in 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University Press published Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell (co-edited with Lori Emerson). In 2005 Mercury published Shift & Switch: new Canadian poetry (co-edited with Angela Rawlings and Jason Christie) followed by 2016’s release of The Calgary Renaissance (co-edited with rob mclennan).

Beaulieu has received multiple local and national awards for his teaching of Creative Writing, Theory and Contemporary Canadian Literature. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Roehampton University.

Publisher of the acclaimed smallpresses housepress (1997-2004) and no press (2005-present), and former editor of filling Station, dANDelion, endNote, Speechless and The Minute Review, beaulieu has spoken and written on poetics internationally in both popular and academic settings.

beaulieu is the Visual / Concrete Poetry Editor for Ubuweb.

PoetLaureateLogo_0Derek Beaulieu was the 2014-2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary.

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