Derek Beaulieu

Derek Beaulieu is the author/editor of over 20 collections of poetry, prose and criticism including two volumes of his selected work Please No More Poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, a, A Novel was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions and he recently edited Nights on Prose Mountain: The Fiction of bpNichol.

Beaulieu has spoken, performed and exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States and Europe and has won multiple local and national awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada and is Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Page 254 from Finnegans Wake
excerpt of a letraset-based visual poems

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  1. […] Derek Beaulieu just finished editing the complete fiction of Canadian poet B.P. Nichol. In addition to this, quite astonishingly, he is hand transcribing every page of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake one page at a time. To do this project, he keeps his eyes on the source material while allowing his hand to draw which often produces an off-kilter effect. By the end of the project, Beaulieu will have not only read every page of this notoriously difficult book, he will have hand-written it. […]

  2. […] Derek Beaulieu just finished editing the complete fiction of Canadian poet B.P. Nichol. In addition to this, quite astonishingly, he is hand transcribing every page of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake one page at a time. To do this project, he keeps his eyes on the source material while allowing his hand to draw which often produces an off-kilter effect. By the end of the project, Beaulieu will have not only read every page of this notoriously difficult book, he will have hand-written it. […]