Beliveau Books is a micropress of poetry and art. Both digital and paperback are produced.
Distributor of Harmonia Press, Synaeresis Magazine,
Beliveau Review, and the Stratford Quarterly.
Based in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Christened after its namesake, 19th-century poet and painter Donatien Beliveau, we endeavour to emulate his sporadic method of producing words and visuals, with very little fanfare.
Beliveau (1844-1912), spent most of his life in the small city of Saint-Brieuc in the northwest of France, overlooking the greater English Channel. He laboured for 36 years as a clerk, painting and writing in his spare time. A perennial partaker of wine and brandy, Beliveau sold little of his work but caught the attention of a patron, Mme Lisseux, who funded the publication of 4 of his poetry books and two gallery exhibi-tions of his paintings. He was married to Katerine Nolet from 1883 until her death in 1907. They had no children but always had dogs in their home for the entirety of their marriage.
No known image of Donatien Beliveau is believed to exist; however, the image reproduced on this page is a close approx-imation of how we imagine him.
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The territory where Beliveau Books of Stratford, Ontario is situated is governed by two treaties. The first is the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant of 1701, made between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The second is the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, an agreement made between eighteen Anishinaabek Chiefs and the Canada Company. These traditional hunting and fishing lands and waterways have for generations been shared and cared for by the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutrals. We are grateful for the opportunities to engage in the process of learning how to be a better treaty partner.
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