bio

Pearl Pirie’s 4th collection, Footlights, comes in 2020 from Radiant Press (formerly Hagios). Her next chapbook will be Not Quite Dawn, from Éditions des petits nuages in spring. Her chapbook, Water loves its bridges: Letters to the dead, is due out in Dec 2020 from The Alfred Gustav Press. 

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 newest chapbooks are Call Down the Walls (Frog Hollow Press, Feb. 2019) and a haibun collection, Eldon, letters (above/ground, August, 2019).

Pirie’s poems are in 2019 issues of Arc Magazine, Bywords, Hamilton Arts & Letters and issue 7 of Canthius.

“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. Media Kit. Contact her for bookings.