Inside the phobic and the crushing we trudge through the wreckage, the slippage, and the comic, in our search for joy. The beauty in these poems is an amalgam, like a gathering storm, of the meteorological and political, the mundane and the distressing.
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About the Author
Pearl Pirie is a queer concussed writer living in rural Quebec. Her poetry collection, the pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015) won the Archibald Lampman Award. Her manuscript Thirsts won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was published in 2011. Her first trade collection was been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010). Her poems have been included in Best Canadian Poetry in English twice, and have appeared in various anthologies. Her newest chapbooks are Call Down the Walls (Frog Hollow Press, 2019), Eldon, letters (above/ground, 2019), Not Quite Dawn (Éditions des petits nuages, 2020) and forthcoming, Water loves its bridges: Letters to the dead (The Alfred Gustav Press, 2020). She runs phafours press, Chalkpaths manuscript editing service, and Studio Nouveau workshops. Pearl lives in Wakefield, Quebec.