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Been Shed Bore

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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 soun ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published October 31st 2010 by Chaudiere Press
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Pearl Pirie's words live on in the mind long after you've read them. She is an exceptional writer, one who creates a fierce impact on the reader, an impact that lets them know they are in the presence of a wild and beautiful imagination. Her poems are complex and playful, demanding and worthwhile, endowed with wisdom and wonder equally. ...more
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i'm enjoying, not just the marvelous sounds, but the tension and the depth of meaning brought out in such a unique way. tell all the truth but tell it slant says Emily Dickinson

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Fourth Collection is due out Oct 12, 2020: footlights (Radiant Press)

My third collection, the pet radish, shrunken (book*hug, 2015) won the Lampman Award.

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a 2012 reading from Thirsts, been shed bore and Mammals of Hoarfrost at Poets Live in Paris. Fellow readers with Peter Hughes and Bonny Finbe

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