Photo by Roland Prevost
Book geek shot on bpNichol Lane outside Coach House. Photo by Brian Pirie
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 KaDo. A host of Literary Landscape on CKCUfm.com
, she runs phafours press and Studio Nouveau for workshops & pop-up readings.
Recent, noteable and soon:
to get all we desire, a rout/e broadside (CSArt project, 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 chapbook forthcoming:
Sex in Sevenson Sept 10
We Who Are About to Die
Fieldworks (Aug 21, 2016)
in h& (April 25, 2016)
Feb 2016: Haiku Canada Sheet,
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. [
- Part of the Matrix magazine Ottawa dossier issue 
bot page delivering matryoshka words on demand. Or take them as they came on with
WellThatPuts on twitter
Pirie's poem from
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
Pirie has over a dozen chapbooks, most recently Sex in Sevens (above/ground, Sept, 2016), An Ongoing Lack of Spontaneous Combustion (
, April, 2016),
Reviews of Non-existent Titles
Shreeking Violet Press
Please Don't Tickle the Salamander's Belly
, 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
since 2014. She gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations.
See the long CV.