download or purchase Yigru Zeltil’s “Bibliography of Conceptual writing” — his attempt to create an exhaustive listing of global conceptual writing …


new from No PRESS:

Draft 73: Vertigo by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Produced in a limited edition of 40 copies, 20 of which are for sale.


to order , please email derek beaulieu at derek@housepress.cac3hoapzuyaaiqr8-jpg_large

I’ve just posted PDFs of Speechless magazine; all 8 issues of the small-press, short-run magazine dedicated to concrete and visual poetry … help yourself.

Speechless #1. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Eva Gonzalez, Rachelle Pinnow, Helen Hajnoczky, Mary Ellen Solt; criticism by Hajnoczky.

Speechless #2. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Giles Goodland, Jessica Smith, Billy Mavreas, Valerie Roybal, Emmett Williams; criticism by Kyle Larson.

Speechless #3. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Peter Ciccariello, Kelly Mark, Óttar M. Norðfjörð, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Mike Cannell, Lola Galla; criticism by Christian Bök.

Speechless #4. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Cecil Touchon.

Speechless #5. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Silke Rath, Jesse Ferguson, Nico Vassilakis, Anni Albers, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Carlyle Baker and Yass Nassiri.

Speechless #6. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Jen Bervin.

Speechless #7. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes poetry by Dirk Krecker.

Speechless #8. Ed. Derek Beaulieu. Includes “Collaborations for Alaric Sumner” by Bob Cobbing and Lawrence Upton.screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-28-24-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-26-53-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-27-18-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-27-35-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-27-58-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-28-51-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-28-37-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-28-11-pm

University Affairs takes an interest in my efforts (with colleagues Richard Harrison, Kit Dobson and Micheline Maylor) to bring typewriters to Mount Royal University’s students with their article “Poetry pops up on Mount Royal campuspop-up-poetry-644.jpeg

I’ve added 13 new PDFs to my page dedicated to making my work available in downloadable editions. Thanks to Gregory Betts for making these small press items available. Help yourself …

A/ ‘AH’. Ocean Grove, Australia: Mighty Thin Books, 1998. [chapbook]

[the orange manifesto]. Calgary: ModL, 2005. [leaflet]

call & response. Calgary: Martian press, 2005 [chapbook] (with Jonathan Ball)

Spire Poetry Poster. Vol. 3 No. 8 (June 2006) [issue of poetry leaflet dedicated to beaulieu’s poetry]

Flatland No.1-10. Calgary: No Press, 2006. [chapbook]

flatland #21. Ottawa: Griddle Grin, 2006. [leaflet]

Bothboth. (May 2006) [issue of poetry magazine, dedicated to beaulieu’s and Justin Katko’s poetry]

Colours. Calgary: No press, 2010. [chapbook]

Quartet for 6 Voices. Mayne Island: perro verlag, 2010. [chapbook]

Fierce Indulgence. Torino, Italy: Offerta Speciale, 2010. [chapbook]

db. Schenectady: dbpq: 2011. [broadsheet]

Kern 12. Calgary: No Press, 2011. [leaflet]

please, no more poetry. Italy: diyfferx, 2014 [leaflet]


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Matt Knapik transforms my concrete poems into surface patterns in the new issue of Uppercase; thrilled to see my work like this!15978003_10158094572965704_1865284658640103542_n 16174795_10158094572980704_655230040056939632_n

Calgary’s Blasted Tree Press has just issued a new leaflet of mine, “In Memoriam, Bob Cobbing and Jennifer Pike Cobbing” 15941117_10158057490310704_3328122276796633481_n

Arnold McBay animates one of my dry-transfer snowflakes; a series of clockwork gears …dbflake

I’m honoured to be among the portraits that Melanie Janisse Barlow has created of Canadian writersscreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-9-47-25-pm


Thunder 1 (2016)


Thunder 2 (2016)


Thunder 3: clap (2016)


Thunder 4: whore (2016)


Thunder 5 (2016)


Thunder 6: shut the door (2016)


Thunder 7 (2017)


Thunder 8 (2017)


Thunder 9: cough (2017)


Thunder 10: Norse Gods (2017)

There are ten “thunderwords” in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, the first nine are 100 letters long, the last 101. While they are aurally constructed to sound like thunder, they are not purely onomatopoetic words: they are assembled from multi-linguistic words and fragments. These 10 pieces (pencil and rubber-stamp on newsprint; image size 12″x12″, paper size 18″x24″) reproduce Joyce’s thunderwords as 10×10 grids, each a perverse word-search puzzle.