Latest: Mudflaps for short dogs, from Trainwreck Press (July 2021) of surreal, concrete and machine poetry.
Pearl Pirie’s 4th poetry collection, footlights (Radiant Press, 2020) is “lyric grief-work, and joy-work, loss, resilience and finding small beauties.” Over 100 copies sold in just over 4 months. Longlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Order.
Her newest chapbook an epistle haibun chapbook, Water loves its bridges (The Alfred Gustav Press, Dec 2020) by subscription. Also recent: Not Quite Dawn (Éditions des petits nuages, March, 2020).
the pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015), won the Lampman Award. 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 3 times.
Recent chapbooks include Call Down the Walls (Frog Hollow Press, Feb. 2019) and a haibun collection, Eldon, letters (above/ground, August, 2019).
Pirie teaches poetry. Studio Nouveau is her online workshops & pop-up readings. phafours is her publishing arm. Chalkpaths editing is her manuscript service. Since 2014 she has written the cooking column, Planet of the Scapes, for the Centretown Buzz.