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img_2597 img_2598 img_2617 img_2610 img_2615 img_2609I am honoured that one of my visual poems has been spray-painted in the plaza next to Calgary’s Pages Books!


Spray-painted in special bio-degradable ink, this stencil will only be visible when it rains (let’s hope for a rainy autumn), the rest of the time it will be unapparent underfoot. The YYC LITERARY SIDEWALKS initiative, funded and spearheaded by Rosemary Griebel at the Calgary Public Library and Shelley Youngblut at Wordfest will eventually bring 11 different stenciled literary moments to Calgary’s streets …

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.