The Kakofonie 005
The Kakofonie 005 – Triple E (The Beer Issue)
Eric Zboya, derek beaulieu, Olivier Maarschalk
Bottle edition: 60 approximately
Brew: Olivier Maarschalk
Colophon design: Olivier Maarschalk
Bar night launch at O Tannenbaum bar April 20, 20h – late
A night of readings of Conceptual Writing followed by screenings of Ubuweb videos curated by derek beaulieu
Broken Dimanche Press in collaboration with O Tannenbaum are proud to present The Kakofonie 005: a homebrewed publication full of Es.
E for Ethanol
E for Europe
E for E numbers
E for the letter E
E is the fifth letter; E=mc²; E is the most commonly used letter in many languages; E is a most beloved letter; there are many Es in George Perec but none in La Disparation; E! is your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and celebrity gossip; E as in Eric Zboya although derek beaulieu has four Es in his name; in British sign language E is signed by extending the index finger of the right hand touching the tip of index on the left hand, with all fingers of left hand open; in morse code E looks like ·, e is a mathematical constant and can also be calculated as the sum of the infinite series
A homebrewed publication full of Es. One poem to be unread untouched unseen. One typographical painting full of poems. One poem for those that do not see that cannot be felt. One poem for those who do not feel that cannot be read. A language to be touched are letters to be unseen. A language to be read are letters to be unseen.
And then again the most proper probable answer to this most mundane problem: people buy beer but they don’t buy books.
Il faut être toujours ivre, tout est là ; c'est l'unique question. Pour ne pas sentir l'horrible fardeau du temps qui brise vos épaules et vous penche vers la terre, il faut vous enivrer sans trêve.
Mais de quoi? De vin, de poésie, ou de vertu à votre guise, mais enivrez-vous!
(Get Drunk, Baudelaire)
derek beaulieu is an internationally-recognized text artist, conceptual writer and literary critic. He is the author or editor of 15 books, the most recent of which are Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell (co-edited with Lori Emerson) and Please, No more poetry: the selected poetry of derek beaulieu(edited by Kit Dobson) both of which are published by Wilfrid Laurier Unversity Press. He is the publisher of the acclaimed small presses housepress (1997–2004) and no press (2005–present) and 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 and Mount Royal University.
Eric Zboya is an experimental poet and visual artist who lives in Calgary, Canada. Zboya's works have appeared in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, art galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe. Zboya was a finalist for the 2013 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and for the 2013 Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards, poetry selection.