derek beaulieu talks about Kern at Beatroute

Kern-derek-beaulieu-cover-front-thumbB. Simms sits down with derek beaulieu to talk about his new book Kern:

Being in touch with how we approach text day to day, Beaulieu says Kern is full of poems you can instantly absorb. “They’re logos for possible businesses or imaginary bands. Then they start expanding into map-like screens that cover the page or aerial photographs of corporations that run our day.”

Stressing the visual quality of poetry, Beaulieu states the whole idea behind Kern, “is something that you stare at, not something that you read.”

Read the full piece at Beatroute.

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