In a series of statements, essays, missives and informal discussions, seen of the crime surveys the radical edges of Canadian and international poetry; the conceptual and the concrete, the political and the playful. With seen of the crime, derek beaulieu explores the flourishing and frustrating alternatives: the poetry without subjectivity, without narrative, without words, and even without letters.
ISBN10: 0-9865765-4-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-9865765-4-6 | $12 | 88 pages | 2011
derek beaulieu is the author of five books of poetry (most recently the visual poem suite silence), three volumes of conceptual fiction (most recently the short fiction collection How to Write) and over 150 chapbooks. beaulieu is the youngest writer in Canada to have his papers collected in extensio by Simon Fraser University’s Contemporary Literature Collection. Publisher of the acclaimed smallpresses housepress (1997–2004) and no press (2005–present), and former editor of filling Station, dANDelion, endNote, Speechless and The Minute Review, beaulieu has spoken and written on poetics nationally and internationally. He has just been named the visual poetry editor at UBUWeb. beaulieu teaches at the University of Calgary, Alberta College of Art and Mount Royal University. His first volume of criticism, Seen of the Crime, was published by Snare Books in 2011.