Latest: rain’s small gestures (Apt 9 Press, 2021), minimalist poems, won the 2022 Nelson Ball Prize. footlights was a finalist for the Lampman Award and short and long listed for other awards. Forthcoming poem in the Bottle Rockets bird anthology, 2023.
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Pirie’s 4th poetry collection, footlights (Radiant Press, 2020) is “finding small beauties.” Order it. Download the footlights Colouring Book.
Awards & Honours: footlights was longlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, nominated for the A.M. Klein, and shortlisted for the Lampman Award. 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. Poet profile at the Haiku Foundation.
Mudflaps for short dogs (Trainwreck Press, July 2021) is a chapbook of surreal, concrete and machine poetry.
Thanks and appreciation to the Canada Council for the Arts for a 2021 Explore and Create Research and Creation Literature Grant. It encourages and assists. And much appreciation to CALQ for a research and creation literature grant for 2022.