Picture of Pearl
Photo by Roland Prevost
bpNichol lane
Book geek shot on bpNichol Lane outside Coach House. Photo by Brian Pirie
I gratefully  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).


Author of the pet radish, shrunken (BookThug, 2015), been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010) and Thirsts (Snare, 2011) which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, Pirie is president of KaDo, an Ottawa-area group for haiku and tanka and related forms and runs phafours press and Studio Nouveau.


A host of Literary Landscape on, she also blogs and photographs Ottawa’s rich, amazing literary scene. She gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations. 


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) 


Recent, noteable and soon:


See the long CV.





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