bio

Pearl Pirie’s 3rd poetry collection, the pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015) won the Lampman Award. Her manuscript Thirsts (Snare, 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 Eldon, letters (above/ground, August, 2019).

Pirie’s poems will be in upcoming issues of Arc Magazine, Bywords, Hamilton Arts & Letters and Canthius. A 4th trade collection is coming in the Fall of 2020 from Radiant Press (formerly Hagios). Media Kit

“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 is her manuscript service. Studio Nouveau is for online and in-person workshops & pop-up readings. Contact her for bookings.