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20 LINES by Matt Madden

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale from the press), 20 LINES is available for $8.00 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

 

 

Madden has this to say about 20 LINES:

I recently finished a one-year drawing project called “20 Lines”

The initial inspiration was a prose book by the American Oulipo author Harry Mathews called 20 Lines a Day, which is a partial document of a period where he wrote 20 lines of prose every morning he was at his desk as a warm-up exercise. He was inspired by a quote by Stendhal to the effect of “20 lines a day, genius or not”. He took that notion literally in a somewhat wry way and I did the same kind of thing: well, 20 drawn lines, how is that so different from 20 lines of writing? (It’s faster for one thing, most of the time.)

I took it on once we moved to France because one of my goals here is to work on my drawing, which lags behind my writing and my structural/linguistic thinking about comics. My goal was to concentrate on the most basic elements of drawing–lines on a ground–to reflect on how lines fill space, how they fit together. Maybe not so much “reflect” as simply to put my drawing hand, my brain, and my eyes to work to see what would come out of it. How all that will translate back into my comics I don’t really know, but I see it as part of a process of taking more conscious control of my drawing both at a physical as well as conceptual level.

Matt Madden is a cartoonist who has taught at the School of Visual Arts and in workshops around the world. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Penguin), a collection of his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style; a translation from the French of Aristophane’s The Zabîme Sisters (First Second); and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, (First Second), a pair of comics textbooks written in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Abel. For six years the couple were also series editors for The Best American Comics from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt. He is currently on an extended residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France.

PoetLaureateLogo_02014 has been one heck of a year:

– on April 28th I was named Calgary’s Poet Laureate, an incredible honour. This position has helped me initiate a number of events and programs (some of which are still cooking and thus aren’t quite ready to be plated) which work to recognize, celebrate and build upon Calgary’s literary history and community. Huge thanks to Emiko Muraki, Christine Armstrong and all the amazing folks at CADA for their amazing work and dedication since April — and for all the ways that CADA helps the city’s arts communities.

– i have been lucky to have conducted readings at talks at Mount Royal University, The University of Calgary, Brock University (St.Catharines, ON), and Roehampton University (London, UK) and at public events in Lethbridge, Manchester and Calgary (sixteen events in Calgary alone this year). Thank you so much to all of the organizers, hosts, colleagues, freinds and audiences with whom i’ve shared these experiences.

– My students and colleagues recognized and awarded my teaching with the Alberta College of Art + Design Student Association Appreciation Award and the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Teaching Innovation Award from the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP). Thank you. I was thrilled to share with students at Mount Royal, ACAD and at Wordsworth Teen Summer Camp (8 courses & the camp over the year)

– i’ve been lucky to have work published magazines, journals and books in Canada, the US, Germany, England and France and work included in gallery exhibitions in Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, England and the US.  I was also the first artist-in-residence in the Lightbox Studio in Calgary’s Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (now the Arts Commons) – thank you Natasha Jensen for all the organizational acumen. My work was  projected on the side of the Calgary Tower and posted on billboards on Calgary’s busiest freeways thanks to the initiatives of Calgary’s Wordfest.

– Los Angeles-based press Les Figues published my latest volume of visual poetry, KERN, and for that i am incredibly grateful. thank you Andrew, Vanessa and Teresa.

– through No press I published 19 different editions of poetry and prose from international, national and local emerging and established writers. each book was meant to help spread the word of risk-taking work being written internationally. Thank you for trusting me with your work.

– lastly, i capped the year off with a trip to London with my family in order to defend my Phd dissertation in Creative Writing at Roehampton University under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaeger and Mr. Jeff Hilson – both of whom have been exceptional teachers and mentors.

None of this would have been possible without my incredible partner, Kristen, and my amazing daughter Maddie. My parents and in-laws have also been a steady voice of support and love; thank you.

In so many ways i can only excel because of the strength and support of my community of freinds and colleagues, especially Christian Bok, Sina Queyras, Darren Wershler, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tony Trehy, Jordan Scott, Greg Betts, Lori Emerson, Jo Steffens, Kit Dobson, Helen Hajnoczky … and so many others. Thank you. And thank you to my students who always encourage me to listen, to share, to push my practice and my pedagogy. You rock.

 

 

 

10574148_756699277700271_7507697478183994998_nI’m honoured to have work in CLOSE TO HOME: AN ARTISTS’ BOOK SHOWCASE!

On Monday, November 17th between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm in the upstairs reading room of The Banff Centre’s Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, CLOSE TO HOME: AN ARTISTS’ BOOK SHOWCASE will feature a selection of artist’s books made and published in Calgary and Banff.

Access the reading room from the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation (KCCI).

This sampling will include items from: disOrientation Chapbooks, Second Wednesday Press, No Press, The Banff Centre, Walter Phillips Gallery, Mary Anne Moser, Jin-me Yoon, Ashok Mathur, Suzette Mayr, and many more!

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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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No Press is proud to announce the publication of

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.

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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 gettinginsidejamesjoyceshead.blogspot.ca. 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.

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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.

Speechless magazine – the journal of concrete poetry i edited and published from 2009 (and is now readily available on UBUweb as downloadable PDFs) was recently re-issued in a pirated edition by Kristen Mueller as poet-in-residence at the LUMA foundation in Zurich. I’m thrilled to hear that my work is being pirated and bootlegged, what could be cooler than that?

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