Pearl Pirie is the author of been shed bore (2010) and Thirsts (2011), which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals. Her poem “Summer Names” was shortlisted in the Best Canadian Poetry 2014, and she made the 50- poem longlist for Best Canadian Poetry 2011, for her poem “The First Mother’s Day After Dad’s Death.” Pirie’s work has been included in several anthologies, focused on innovative poets, haiku, and other genres of writing. She has several chapbooks produced in Canada, France and Japan, most recently polyphonic choral of civet tongues and manna (unarmed, 2014, USA). She has produced two dozen titles under phafours press. A host of Literary Landscape on, she organized Ottawa’s Tree Seed Workshops 2009-2014. She gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations. Her latest book is the pet radish, shrunken (2015).