Pearl Pirie Wins the 2015 Lampman Award

Arc Poetry Mag­a­zine recently revealed the winner of the 2015 Archibald Lamp­man Award as part of the City of Ottawa Book Awards. The award hon­ours Ottawa poets for an out­stand­ing book of poetry by a National Cap­i­tal Region author pub­lished in the previous year. The award is named in hon­our of Archibald Lamp­man (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nine­teenth-cen­tury poets. The winner was selected by a jury, this year made up of poets Sachiko Murakami, Liz Howard, and Shane Book.

Congratulations to Pearl Pirie and her publisher BookThug for pet radish, shrunken! The third full collection of poetry by Pirie, pet radish, shrunken deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pirie style, this fresh, quirky, and clear-seeing collection speaks in a range of styles and voices.

For more information about the award, please visit the Arc Poetry Mag­a­zine website. For more information about the City of Ottawa Book Awards, please visit the City of Ottawa website.