3 new titles from NO PRESS:

Reading Places

by Martin Glaz Serup

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

$5.00ea.

How I Didn’t Write Any of My Books

by Aurélie Noury

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

$6.00ea.

Patchwork [eightandone #4]

by Petra Schulze-Wollgast

Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are for sale.

$1.50ea.

to order , please email derek beaulieu at derek@housepress.ca

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Simon Fraser University’s Special Collections & Rare Books has just issued a finding aid for Fonds MsC 125 – Derek Beaulieu fonds.

SFU has collected my papers and archives since 2005 (5.74 m of textual records, including 52 posters, 93 optical disks, 81 prints, 7 paintings, 4 pictures, 1 collage, 34 floppy disks, 5 zip disks, 206 photographs, 10 daytimers, 10 sketchbooks, 65 notebooks, 8 handmade books, 1 audio cassette, 41 objects — and a full record of housepress, no press and my creative and publishing work to date).

Project Archivist Shyla Seller has indexed the holdings – a full searchable document which lists the entirety of these records, available for scholarly research.

Pentaract press has just published a new leaflet of my visual poetry, order a copy here …

Edition Taberna Kritika’s Hartmut Abendschein has not just published my konzeptuelle arbeiten, he has also tattooed one of my visual poems (excerpted from Kern) on his arm . . .

Arn McBay has animated the image i created for Reverse2017: The Copenhagen International Poetry Festival

I’m thrilled to have artwork alongside Keegan Starlight, Amanda Fox & George Webber as part of “Keeping the Circle Strong Sharing our Culture: Celebrating National Aboriginal Day” (part of Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary) — thank you Tamara Cardinal for the opportunity!

Had a lovely afternoon chatting with Pratim Sengupta and Alycia Wilson in the Mind, Matter & Media Lab yesterday — our wide-ranging conversations on ontology, classroom structures and grading, poetry, code and improvisation will be edited in to a YouTube video. While we were chatting, i constructed a large-scale visual poem, letting the conversations build upon the gestural creation . . .

The 50th piece in an ongoing series of visual transcriptions of every page of Finnegans Wake – a rendering of Joyce’s book of the dark‬. Each piece is created – graphite on paper – using an artistic technique called “blind contour” whereby the artist looks at the subject matter and NOT at the page he is creating (thus emphasizing hand-eye coordination and dedicated observation); blind-contour drawings often produce off-kilter depictions as an exercise in artistic weight-training.

These readings/writings echo Jame Joyce’s infamous blackboards and over-sized drafts during the creation of Finnegans Wake — my texts are records of readings.