Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimentions
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derek beaulieu's Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions with an afterword by Marjorie Perloff
"As the Greenbergian modernists proclaimed the flatness of the canvas, so derek beaulieu reduces the page to a flat plane. The result is a new kind of flatness-call it non-illusionistic literature-a depthless fiction, one where image and narrative is reduced to line and shadow. In the great tradition of Picabia, Beaulieu creates a perfect work of mechanical writing with one foot in the concrete poetic past and another in the flatscreen future."
– Kenneth Goldsmith
"In Flatland, Beaulieu excavates the fetile ground between form and content, gesture and geography and word and meaning. He challenges the physicality of the page as a bodily engagement in recuperating essential ideas embedded in writing as communication."
– Marc Boutin, recipient of the 2006 Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award and 2002 Prix de Rome.
derek beaulieu is author of 3 books of poetry and publisher of the acclaimed small press housepress (1997-2004). A teacher in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, beaulieu's work has appeared in magazines, journals and galleries internationally. He is co-editor of the controversial, best-selling Shift & Switch: new Canadian Poetry (2005).
Marjorie Perloff is professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University and author of Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media.