Colin Browne & Pearl Pirie
Featuring the Ottawa launch for Browne's new poetry collection, The Hatch.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ottawa Art Gallery
2 Daly Ave.
Books available for sale and signature
Pearl Pirie’s 3rd collection, the pet radish, shrunken (BookThug, 2015) was described in Maisonneuve as "a radiant union of contemporary situations and classic themes." Pirie has over a dozen chapbooks, most recently Writing Sparks (phafours, 2015), today's woods (above/ground, 2014) and polyphonic choral of civet tongues and manna (unarmed, 2014). Host of Literary Landscape on CKCU FM, she gives workshops and talks on poetry for various organizations. She blogs and photographs Ottawa’s rich, amazing literary scene.
Colin Browne is a poet, filmmaker and writer whose books of poetry include Abraham, Ground Water (a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), The Shovel (nominated for the ReLit Award), The Properties (a Dorothy Livesay nominee), and, most recently, The Hatch, published in the spring of 2015 by Talonbooks. He was an editor of Writing magazine and a co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing, the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters and the Art of Documentary workshops. He currently serves on the board and is a frequent contributor to The Capilano Review. His documentary films include Linton Garner: I Never Said Goodbye, Father and Son and White Lake, nominated for a Canadian Film Award as Best Feature Length Documentary. He participated in the restoration of Edward Curtis’ 1914 film In the Land of the Head Hunters and his current project explores the history and legacy of the Surrealist fascination with Pacific Northwest coast art in a forthcoming book, Scavengers of Paradise. Until recently, Colin taught filmmaking, film history and critical writing in the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.