In Conversation: Wanda Praamsma talks with Pearl Pirie about her new collection the pet radish, shrunken

The lyrics populating Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie‘s new collection, the pet radish, shrunken, buzz with oblique wisdom and surgically sharp wit. Cicadas chirp from beneath the troposphere; secret agent squirrels conspire among the peonies at sunset; revelatory reversals and unfamiliar aphorisms grow like wild flowers. Playing on themes of love and relationships, future-politics of the English language and the current

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Spring poetry PREVIEW: guest blogger Pearl Pirie on her new book the pet radish, shrunken + two poems

This week, the BookThug blog welcomes guest blogger Pearl Pirie, poet and author of the forthcoming the pet radish, shrunken (available March 5th from BookThug). the pet radish, shrunken is the third full-length collection of poetry from the inimitable Pearl Pirie. Sly and virtuosic, Pirie’s new collection speaks in a range of styles and voices: From a military

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