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In this post-lyrical era, poems can be stories, or they can just as easily be exuberant laughter set to words, an experiment in language, or an incidental collation of plays on a Scrabble board.

the pet radish, shrunken, the third full collection of poetry from the inimitable Pearl Pirie, deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pirie style, this fresh, qu
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 5th 2015 by BookThug
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With The Pet Radish, Shrunken, Pearl Pirie "reaches for a ripe tomato and sinks thru into a poem"; she "conjugates herself into hums that become harmony-hands as they rub, spin". She accomplishes all of this with her playful style and sense of humour...
you fail-lion, tilde axing brunt boy.
you turbo fungal koan douser
vetch pitching dumbdinger
decal dowager, runt town dojo
you, wimple zinger, listen up
because I love you. if I didn't, think
about it, why would I be yelling?
- each sub-clause of the rio
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Each poem in this cleverly crafted collection seems to be the product of impishly wielded Scrabble tiles, intimately deployed with often revelatory results. Pirie's collection is a charming puzzle, a delight and a balm to heart and soul.
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My third collection, the pet radish, shrunken won the Lampman Award.

author site:
www.pearlpirie.com

I'm most active on twitter as pesbo.

on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/29603462
a 2012 reading from Thirsts, been shed bore and Mammals of Hoarfrost at Poets Live in Paris. Fellow readers with Peter Hughes and Bonny Finberg.
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