derek beaulieu is the author of three books of poetry, and co-editor of Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). He has been editor with dANDelion, filling Station and endNote magazines. He was publisher of housepress from 1997-2004, and has edited special issues of Whitewall of Sound and Open Letter. He has lectured and discussed poetics across North America and the UK, and currently lives in Calgary. His first book of poetry with wax, was published by Coach House in 2003.