untitled (for Natalee and Jeremy)

By derek beaulieu derek beaulieu
Visual Poetry: derek beaulieu

derek beaulieu often works at the edges of language, using isolated letters to create visual, instead of verbal, patterns and deconstructing found texts to tease out hidden meanings. His "untitled (for Natalee and Jeremy)," produced for two of his friends, is either a visual poetry epithalamium or simply a joyous celebration of the physical beauties of lettershape and writing. The resulting poem, which is created with press-on type, gains most of its effects from the repetition of identical letters, visual poetry's equivalent to rhyme, consonance, and assonance.—Geof Huth

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Source: Poetry (November 2008).

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Biography

derek beaulieu is the author of with wax (Coach House, 2003), fractal economies (Talon Books, 2006) and, most recently, chains, a collection of Letraset-based concrete poetry.

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics

POET’S REGION Canada

Poetic Terms Visual Poetry

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