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pRoses From Trans-Siberian to Trans-Canadian

201114_L-91x300Gary Barwin has just posted an essay on my “Prose of the Trans-Canada” on Jacket2: “derek beaulieu’s Prose of the Trans-Canada is an epic inscribed scroll, a graphemic saga as Odyssean and graphic a roadtrip as traveling the eponymous Trans-Canada highway.

I’m pleased to announce that Prose of the Trans Canada will be included in Language to Cover a Wall: Visual Poetry through its changing Media (Nov 17, 2011 – Feb 18, 2012) at The UB Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Language to Cover a Wall: Visual Poetry through its changing Media abounds in visual and concrete poetry, in which the visual arrangement of text, images, and symbols combine to create an intended effect. This alternative to standard linear poetry occupies a space between poetry and visual art but some of it — “intermedia” poetry — blurs the distinction between writing, graphic art, video, dance, music, and digital media.

I’m thrilled to announce that Wordfest 2011 is augmenting my appearance at the festival in support of Seen of the Crime by projecting Prose of the Trans-Canada on the side of the Calgary Tower for the duration of the festival:

derek beaulieu’s work is consistently praised as some of the most radical and challenging contemporary Canadian writing. A towering moment in beaulieu’s on-going exploration of letraset as a medium for concrete poetry, Prose of the Trans-Canada, will be on display, after dark, as an “illuminated light sculpture” on the façade of the Calgary Tower from October 11–14. Rising over 20 metres, the visual poem will illuminate the Calgary Tower and provide a new platform for this cutting-edge artist.

Lori Emerson has just interviewed me on her blog about concrete poetry, technology and obsolescence…