Brittney Corrigan was raised in Colorado and holds a degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and have been anthologized in several collections. She is currently at work on two poem series—one about parenting guilt and another about raising a child on the autism spectrum—as well as several illustrated children’s books. She is the poetry editor for the online literary journal Hyperlexia and lives in Portland with her husband and two children.
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Brittney’s first full-length poetry collection, Navigation, was published by The Habit of Rainy Nights Press in April, 2012.
Navigation describes an arc of passage guided by the uncertain stars Brittney’s grandfather revealed to her and those he kept hidden. In Navigation, Brittney enters the unchartered waters and unmapped lands where she must establish the way not only for herself, but for her child with autism. Navigation is a fluid narrative about not only generations, but the act of generating one’s own life both inside and outside of the boundaries laid by family.
Brittney’s chapbook of poems, 40 Weeks, was published by Finishing Line Press in July, 2012. 40 Weeks chronicles the experience of pregnancy, from week 4 to week 40, in short poems that use imagery of the natural world to elucidate the transformation of both mother and child.
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