Bio

Picture of Pearl
Photo by Roland Prevost
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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). It is one of 3 finalists for the Lampman Award for Poetry.

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

 

Recent, noteable and soon:

 

Pirie has over a dozen chapbooks, most recently 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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