bio

Pearl Pirie’s fourth collection, footlights, comes in the fall 2020 from Radiant Press. Her newest chapbook is Not Quite Dawn (Éditions des petits nuages, March, 2020). Her epistle haibun chapbook, Water loves its bridges: Letters to the dead, is due out in Dec 2020 from The Alfred Gustav Press by subscription.

Her previous poetry collection, the pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015), won the Lampman Award. The manuscript Thirsts (Snare/Invisible, 2011) won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her poems have been given the nod for Best Canadian Poetry in English three times. Her recent chapbooks include Call Down the Walls (Frog Hollow Press, Feb. 2019) and a haibun collection, Eldon, letters (above/ground, August, 2019).

“a taut balance of tension and joy, abandon and restraint”

—Sandra Ridley on the pet radish, shrunken

Pirie gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations. Chalkpaths editing is her manuscript service. Studio Nouveau is for online and in-person workshops & pop-up readings. She also has done a monthly cooking column called Planet of the Scapes since 2014.

Media Kit. Contact her for bookings.