Whether attempting to stem boredom during a long trip or experiencing the excitement of exploring historical time periods or far-away places, the pre-digital toy View-Master served as a transport to another place. Like writing, it was a way of seeing. Along the way, it provided delight and entertainment.

Kursiv #1-7 exhaustively uses every letter from a single sheet of dry-transfer lettering to create a suite of fragile typographic snowflakes. Each image, suspended within glassine film as part of a View Master slide, suggests a logo for an impossible business – or an alien script – caught between one dead media and another.

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My discussion of bpNichol’s Love: a book of remembrances, now up at Versopolis

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i’m proud as punch to announce NIGHTS ON PROSE MOUNTAIN: THE FICTION OF BPNICHOL (edited and with an introduction by yours truly) , forthcoming this Fall from Coach House Books … order your copy today!

I am truly honoured to have received two “Gracious Gratitude Awards” from the Alberta College of Art + Design Student Association (ACADSA). These are my eighth  and ninth teaching awards in the last six years; my students make teaching such an amazing pleasure. Thank you.

new from NO PRESS:

SQUARES (after malevich)

by Eryk Wenziak

A handsewn chapbook consisting of 7 typewritten grids, exploring space and pattern. . . Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are for sale.

$4.00ea.

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

(or subscribe to no press via patreon)

a, A Novel (Paris: Jean Boite Editions, 2017) is now available as a free downloadable PDF courtesy of monoskop … and remains available for purchase direct from the press.

EDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: in association with Friday’s Asemanticasymmetry book launch (as part of the Anstruther Press Spring 2018 Launch at K F B​), Mark Laliberte will be debuting two extremely limited edition prints (16″ x 20″ / 2-colour silkscreen / signed and numbered, each in an edition of 20 of which only 15 will be publicly available) — prints are $40 each and are based on the collaborations that mark and I created for the book … (Message Mark if you can’t make the launch and want to reserve a print; he’d prefer not to ship these, but if you are local, perhaps you can certainly arrange a pickup)…

I’m thrilled to be a part of the new LOOK BOOKS viewmaster subscription series!

Whether attempting to stem boredom during a long trip or experiencing the excitement of exploring historical time periods or far-away places, the pre-digital toy View-Master served as a transport to another place. Like writing, it was a way of seeing. Along the way, it provided delight and entertainment.

The Look Books subscription series places this old experience in a new context, presenting five hybrid literary and visual texts that can be read by inserting them into the viewer and advancing the frame forward.

new from NO PRESS:

Hide and See

by Teresa Carmody

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

$6.00ea.

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

(or subscribe to no press via patreon)