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 KaDo. A host of Literary Landscape on CKCUfm.com , she runs phafours press and Studio Nouveau for workshops & pop-up readings.
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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.