lcdSpacecraft Press (SPPR) is proud to announce the publication of derek beaulieu‘s Lucretian Divide. A total of 42 copies were produced, 21 of which are available via their appearance as an insert within the SPPR chapbook The Things by Peter Watts.

derek beaulieu’s Lucretian Divide assembles Letraset artefacts into a visual representation of cell division, the means by which animal and plant cells propagate. The visual poem imbues its constituent symbols with a life of their own, an autonomy independent of the meanings imposed on such symbols by language users. As these alien cells colonize the page, the reader is confronted by the notion that symbols might make their own meaning.

derek beaulieu is the author or editor of 15 books, the most recent of which is kern (Les Figues press, 2014). He is the visual poetry editor at UBUWeb. Beaulieu has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States and Europe, and currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design. He is the 2014-2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.

Lucretian Divide can be found packaged as an insert within each of the 21 copies of the SPPR chapbook The Things by Peter Watts, available below.



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