MirandaPearson2Miranda Pearson's poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her latest collection is titled The Fire Extinguisher (Oolichan Books 2015). She is the author of three previous collections: Prime, The Aviary and Harbour.

 

The Aviary won the Alfred G. Bailey prize in 2006. Harbour was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize Prize in 2010 and The Fire Extinguisher was a finalist for the same prize in 2016.

 

Miranda lives in Vancouver, where she teaches and edits poetry and works in Community Mental Health. She will be appearing at The Whister Literary Festival in 2016.

 

  In my disbelief, I'll try anything.

  Pray to the river, the moon,

  the wind in the trees.

 

  Human love,

  however fickle,

 

     rest here on my hand,

     stay a while.

 

(from Ladybird, The Fire Extinguisher)

 

"Pearson is intent of finding beauty while recognizing the immense flaws of human beings…her gift for marrying the natural image with human error is amazing".    Candace Fertile, The Malahat Review

                                                                                                          Photo by Patrik Jandek