Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie's been shed bore, her first trade poetry collection, follows years of a small voice gaining in strength, and in volume, through so much subtle activity and quiet disconnect that by the time she was noticed, she was already everywhere, and already a confident voice. In a poetry built on the strength of play, Pirie's writing moves at the speed of sound, slipping up against silence.
Pearl Pirie writes in Ottawa and lives in her head (with outings for chocolate). Her poems appear in the AngelHouse Press anthology chapbooks whack of clouds (2008) and Pent Up (2009). Her chapbooks include boathouse (above/ground,2008) and over my dead corpus (AngelHouse, 2010).
“Intricate gamesmanship + hardy ideas. A knockout combination.”—Marcus McCann
“that right blend of feverish and yet clear at once, not descending into either facile or noise.”—Roland Prevost