"Over the last two years, Anthony Etherin’s Twitter page has featured hundreds of constrained micropoems, most of which fit into one of two categories: palindromes (and their variations) and poems whose lines are perfect anagrams of each other. CELLAR sees a selection of seventy-five of these poems retyped on a restored 1930s’ Imperial typewriter, and gathered together into a 44-page, perfect bound edition."
CELLAR is now also available in e-book format from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DM7QRDZ
"An anthology of international constrained & visual poetry: 64 full-colour pages of work from 24 poets. The anthology is split into two sections: “Procedural & Permutational”, which focuses on textual and spatial transformations, and “Prohibitive & Plastic”, whose focus is material and conceptual limitations."
Samuel Andreyev, Gary Barwin, derek beaulieu, Gregory Betts, Christian Bök, Luke Bradford, Franco Cortese, Clara Daneri, Lucy Dawkins, Anthony Etherin, Kyle Flemmer, Helen Frank, Ken Hunt, Nasser Hussain, Arnold McBay, Ross McCleary, Nick Montfort, Kelly Nelson, Sharon Phillips, Eric Schmaltz, Petra Schulze-Wollgast, Rachel Smith, Andrew Topel, and Catherine Vidler.
“APERTURE was made by hand using dry-transfer lettering, without the use of computers, and subsequently digitally recoloured. Once ubiquitous in graphic design and advertising from the early 1960s to early 1990s, dry-transfer lettering been relegated to use by artists and hobbyists. At one point a specialized tool with an expensive price tag, dry-transfer lettering was used in graphic design and technical drafting, in order to standardize graphic elements, eliminate the individuality of the artist’s hand, and speed up the creative process. As dry-transfer lettering ages, it cracks and ripples, becoming less pliable. Letters no longer adhere to surfaces faithfully; they flake and crumble, crack and crumble. These poems reflect that lack of cohesion; the letters crumble away from meaning, leaving rough traces of what could have been meant.”
derek beaulieu is the author / editor of 20 collections of poetry, prose and criticism including two volumes of his selected work Please No More Poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, a, A Novel, was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions. Beaulieu has spoken, performed and exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States and Europe and has won multiple local and national awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada and is Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.