I am embarking on a very special project — the assembling, preparation and introduction of a volume of bpnichol’s collected fiction. This collection — which has the approval of Nichol’s estate and a publisher confirmed — will bring together, in a single volume, all of bpNichol’s novels and short-stories.

Nichol’s novels — ANDY / FOR JESUS LUNATICK (Coach House, 1969), JOURNAL (Coach House, 1978), EXTREME POSITIONS (Longspoon, 1981), STILL (Pulp, 1983) — and his short story collections NIGHTS ON PROSE MOUNTAIN (grOnk, 1969) and CRAFT DINNER (Aya, 1978) — are all out of print & available only as rare and collectible editions.

This new volume would return all of his fiction to print, provide bibliographical information and a critical, readerly introduction to the volume; placing Nichol’s novels in context with with poetic, publishing and community work. It will be a valuable addition to discussions on contemporary fiction and experimental prose in Canada — and be a great add to the classroom.

My editing of The Collected Fiction of bpNichol is not supported by federal or provincial grants — all support comes from you — the readers and lovers of Nichol’s work.

Supporters at this level will receive a copy of the book when completed and published —  will be thanked in the printed edition’s “editor’s acknowledgements” — and will be provided with a yearly subscription to no press . . .

To support his project, please head over to Patreon.

Photographs of a new work in progress … this piece is 36″ (3ft) x 192″ (16ft), letraset on paper.    

a, A Novel has recently had a few small reviews – from Hamilton’s Gary Barwin, Darwin, Australia’s Christian Bök, and Germany’s Laurent Sauerwein . . .


new from NO PRESS:

The Xenotext

by Christian Bök

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


Consisting of 2 poems, “Orpheus” and “Eurydice” — each mutually enciphering the other — The Xenotext forms the lodestone of Bök’s ongoing Xenotext project…

to order please email derek beaulieu at

new from NO PRESS:

Poetry-By-The-Numbers (poems 1-7)

by Vanessa Place

Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 20 of which are for sale.


to order please email derek beaulieu at

Each December I reflect upon the best of what i’ve read of titles published this year. Like previous years, this year’s “most engaging books” list reflects what i found most fascinating / useful / generative. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search. Your local, independent, bookstore can help….

This is the cream of the crop for 2017, seriously:


Howe, Susan. Debths. (New Directions)

Métail. Michèle. Wild Geese Returning: Chinese Reversible Poems. (NYRB)

Queyras, Sina. My Ariel. (Coach House Books)

Rinne, Cia. L’Usage du Mot. (Gylendal)

Villoro, Federico Pérez and Christopher Hamamoto. Printer Prosthetic: Futura. (Printed Matter)

Wolf-Rehfeldt, Ruth. Signs Fiction. (Motto Books)


Crowe, Michael. An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in GTA Online. (Studio Operative)

Desnos, Robert. The Punishments of Hell. (Atlas Press)

Garréta, Anne. Not One Day. (Deep Vellum)


Briggs, Kate. This Little Art. (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

Hunt, Andrew and Nicola Simpson, eds. dom sylvester houédard. (Richard Saltoun)

Krukowski, Damon. The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World. (The New Press)

Scott, Jordan. Lanterns at Guantánamo. (SFU writers in residence chapbook series)

Photography (& more)

Zelazo, Suzanne, ed. Janieta Eyre: Incarnations. (Coach House Books)

i’ve created a patreon profile . . . and i hope you will be as excited as i am about this opportunity to help support the ongoing creation of my new work. see you there!

The fourth of a projected 10 volumes, VEXATIONS Book 4: Xerox Workcentre 7845i decomposes the score of Erik Satie’s masterpiece through repeated photocopy degeneration, moving writing towards “furniture music.”

Each volume uses a different photocopier to degenerate Satie’s score – with startlingly unique results. Taken as a 10-book suite, the completed project will present 840 variations (84 variations per book over 10 books)

Purchase a copy here (limited edition of 26 copies; 176 pages $26 + shipping)

Download a free PDF here

Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif,

il sera bon de se préparer au préalable,

et dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilités sérieuses

—Erik Satie

(“In order to play the theme 840 times in succession,

it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand,

and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities”)

—Erik Satie

The previous three volumes of VEXATIONS remain in print and are available for order:

Vexations 3: Lexmark XM5163.

Vexations Book 2: Xerox Workcentre 5755.

Vexations Book 1: Lexmark XM9155