DEREK BEAULIEU is the author of five books of poetry, three volumes of conceptual fiction, over 150 chapbooks and one volume of criticism, Seen of the Crime, which was published by Snare Books in 2011. He is the youngest writer in Canada to have his papers collected in extensio by Simon Fraser University’s Contemporary Literature Collection and is the publisher of the acclaimed smallpresses housepress (1997–2004) and no press (2005–present). Beaulieu is the visual poetry editor at UBUWeband teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Mount Royal University. In 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University Press is publishing his Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell (co-edited with Lori Emerson) and No more poetry, please: the selected poetry of Derek beaulieu as edited by Kit Dobson. 2013 also brings a new volume of visual poetry entitled Kern (Les Figues).