Derek Beaulieu chosen as Banff Poet Laureate
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Director of Literary Arts, Derek Beaulieu, has been named Poet Laureate for Banff.
Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Derek Beaulieu joined Banff Centre as its Director of Literary Arts in 2018 and has lived in Banff since that time. He has received national and local awards for his teaching of creative writing and contemporary literature. A prolific author, editor, and visual artist, his work has also been exhibited internationally in over 20 solo and group exhibitions. Derek Beaulieu is the author and editor of over 25 collections of poetry, prose, and criticism including Aperture (Penteract press, 2019) and Lens Flare (Guillemot press, 2021)