​derek beaulieu

derek beaulieu

derek beaulieu

Photo: Andy Nichols Photography

​derek beaulieu

Calgary Poet Laureate 2014 – 2016

A longtime resident of Calgary, derek beaulieu is the author of eight books of poetry, three volumes of fiction and one volume of literary criticism. For 17 years he has been developing poetic communities; he has mentored and promoted young and established writers as publisher/editor of housepress, No Press, and as a former editor of Calgarian magazines filling StationdANDelion and Speechless.

beaulieu has taught students from grade school to the post-graduate level and has won awards for his current teaching at the Alberta College of Art + Design. In 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University Press published Please, no more poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu

“Poetry is the active, thoughtful engagement of language to describe and respond to our experience—I look forward to working with Calgary’s literary communities to share that engagement.”

derek beaulieu

beaulieu has performed and discussed poetry in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, the UK and across North America. beaulieu’s poetry is internationally renowned as challenging, generative and dedicated to conversation.

Read the full Calgary Poet Laureate Announcement

Website: derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com
Twitter: @derekbeaulieu

Works by derek beaulieu

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