Pearl Pirie lives in rural Québec where she sporadically runs phafours press and Studio Nouveau for online workshops & for pop-up readings.
Pearl Pirie’s book publications include: been shed bore (Chaudiere, 2010), Thirsts (Snare/Invisible, 2011), and the pet radish, shrunken (BookThug, 2016).
Her recent chapbooks include: Call Down the Walls (Frog Hollow, 2019), rob, plunder, gift (BattleAxe, 2018), broken fractal fractions (no press, 2018), Sex in Sevens (above/ground, 2016), An Ongoing Lack of Spontaneous Combustion (words(on)pages, 2016), Reviews of Non-existent Titles (Shreeking Violet Press, 2015), and Please Don’t Tickle the Salamander’s Belly (In/Words, 2015).
Her poems have found places in anthologies including Gush: A Menstrual Manifesto for our Times (2018), Erotic Haiku: Of Skin on Skin (Black Moss, 2017), The Best Canadian English Poetry of 2018 and 2014 (Tightrope), as well as in magazines including Canadian Literature, poemeleon, Matrix, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Arc, The Puritan and Frogpond.
Chalkpaths is her manuscript editing service. She is a former director of the Tree Reading Series, past president of haiku group KaDo and was a host of Literary Landscape on CKCUfm.com for several years. She writes a food column for Centretown Buzz called Planet of the Scapes.