Picture of Pearl
Photo by Roland Prevost
bpNichol lane
Book geek shot on bpNichol Lane outside Coach House. Photo by Brian Pirie
I gratefully  acknowledge the financial support  
of The League of Canadian Poets (travel grant, 2010),
Canada Council (Literary Reading grants, ongoing),
City of Ottawa (Creation and Production Fund for
Professional Artists, 2013), and the Ontario Arts
Council (Writers' Reserve grants, 2012, 2013, 2014).


Pirie's 3rd full collection is the pet radish, shrunken (BookThug, 2015), not only one of 3 finalists for the Lampman Award for Poetry but the winner of the Lampman Award.

Pirie is co-director of the Tree Reading Series and is president of haiku group KaDoA host of Literary Landscape on , she runs phafours press and Studio Nouveau for workshops & pop-up readings. 


Recent, noteable and soon:

  • Canadian Literature [spring 2017]
  • Erotic Haiku Anthology [May, 2017]
  • untitled Menstruation anthology [Frontenac House in fall 2017]
  • Bywords [Dec 2016]
  • to get all we desire, a rout/e, broadside (CSArt project) [Sept 2016]
  • Toddler poem up at One Sentence Poems [Sept, 2016]
  • in Frozen Potato Chips, Hardboiled Eggs, Coke Not Pepsi, poems for Michael Dennis on the occasion of his 60th Birthday
  • new interview: We Who Are About to Die
  • Fieldworks [Aug 21, 2016]
  • in h& [April 25, 2016]
  • Bottle Rockets [ Feb 2016].
  • Feb 2016: Haiku Canada Sheet,  Salt Stains .
  • Place-Keeping trifold of haiku and senryu [pdf here]. 
  • 3 erasure poems at The Goose 10th anniversary issue [Vol 14, issue 2].
  • Profile of phafours press at OpenBook
  • the pet radish, shrunken  on paper, ePub or ePdf. [ Reviews ].
  • Part of the Matrix magazine Ottawa dossier issue [2016]
  • WellThatPuts bot page delivering matryoshka words on demand. Or take them as they came on with WellThatPuts on twitter .
  • Pirie's poem from Filling Station was chosen as part of 2014's  Best Canadian Poetry  in English 2014 Anthology (Tightrope).  
  • A front page article on her at the Kitchissippi Times  here .


Pirie has over a dozen chapbooks, most recently Sex in Sevens (above/ground, Sept, 2016), An Ongoing Lack of Spontaneous Combustion ( words(on)pages , April, 2016),  Reviews of Non-existent Titles  ( Shreeking Violet Press , 2015),  Please Don't Tickle the Salamander's Belly  (In/Words, 2015),  Writing Sparks  ( phafours , 2015), vertigoheel for the dilly and  today's woods ( above/ground, 2014). Previous collections include been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010), and Thirsts (Snare, 2011) which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Pirie photographs Ottawa’s rich, amazing literary scene. She has been a food columnist at  Planet of the Scapes  for the  Centretown Buzz  since 2014. She gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations. 

See the long CV.





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