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Surface Tension

Surface Tension

By Derek Beaulieu
Categories: Poetry
Paperback : 9781552454503, 128 pages, September 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770567412, 250 pages, September 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770567429, 250 pages, September 2022
Expected to ship: 2022-09-06
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Typography meets poetry at a Pink Floyd laser-light show

In Surface Tension, poetry is liquified. Flowing away from meaning, letters and words gather and pool into puddles of poetry; street signs and logos reflected in the oily sheen of polluted gutters of rainwater. Like a funhouse mirror reflecting the language that surrounds us, the pages drip over the margins, suggesting that Madge was right, we are “soaking in it!”

Surface Tension updates visual poetry for our post-pandemic age, asking us rethink the verbiage around us, to imagine letters as images instead of text, to find meaning in their beautiful shapes as Beaulieu stretches, torques, slides, blurs, and melts them into Dali-esque collages.