Winnipeg Free Press reviews Kern

Kern-derek-beaulieu-cover-front-thumbOver at Winnipeg Free Press, Jonathan Ball reviews derek beaulieu’s Kern:

While many of the poems seem precisely that, others sprawl like tentacled life forms — degraded, as if by age, rather than dated, frozen in a time that never was. Still others seem like maps of alien worlds, cities of language.

Beaulieu has a startling talent for producing letter patterns that seem somehow natural fits. Despite their stark artificiality, they seem somehow natural and inevitable. In this way, too, the poems operate like visual meditations on corporate transformation of our physical and psychic landscapes.

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