Pearl Pirie
Photo by: Roland Prevost

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2009

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Thirsts
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been shed bore
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Videos of Pearl Pirie

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November 27, 2012
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Schrödinger's Poet Readings
September 25, 2012
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August 14, 2012
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August 9, 2011
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March 22, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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November 23, 2010
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September 14, 2010
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April 13, 2010
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Poetics Talk
September 22, 2009
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July 14, 2009

Pearl Pirie

Pearl Pirie is a well-known Ottawa poet and has a poem included in Best Canadian Poetry 2014.

She has a forthcoming title  pet radish, shrunken  forthcoming from BookThug in spring 2015. Her poetry collections include: Thirsts (Snare, 2011) which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative poetry, Mammals of Hoarfrost (Corrupt Press, 2011), Between Stations (epiphany press, 2011), been shed bore (Chaudiere, 2010) over my dead corpus (AngelHouse, 2010), b oath ouse (above/ground, 2008) and other chapbooks. Her haiku appear in various collections and broadsheets. In 2008, Pearl was one of Tree’s Hot Ottawa Voices. 


Pearl's poetry blog,  pesbo , has been following books, poetics and local poetry events since 2005. Her blog, Humanyms, aka “a verbal sketchpad of being positively human” has been posting photos and ponderings since 2003.  Since 2009 she has coordinated the Tree Seed Poetry Workshop Series.

 

Her author site is pearlpirie.com 

 

From Pearl Pirie

a night's years pass

 

sleepless, each curve
takes me to alert, to keen
your hip in  the cup of my hand,   
ribs to my forearm hair, 
the nape to not nip 
and wake you, the shift 
of your mounded rear into  
the hollow of my thigh-spoon.
sleep has fled further 
than these partly overcast skies.
the moonlight wraps you close  
as I would like, close as permission
closer than the sheets you shift off
in the heat of your turns to find
a cool place on your cotton and your face
is shadow softness and 
innocence and mine   
is a kind of hunger.    

 

Published in the forthcoming Thirsts, Snare Books, 2011