Portland poet to read at Linfield

Poet Brittney Corrigan will present a reading from her book Navigation on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The presentation is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series.

Corrigan’s book, published by The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, is a collection of poems inspired by the guidance given to her by her grandfather. The poems reflect her journey of unchartered waters and unmapped lands where she must establish the way not only for herself, but for her child with autism. The book is a fluid narrative about generations and the act of generating one’s own life both inside and outside of the boundaries laid by family.

Corrigan is also the author of the chapbook 40 Weeks, scheduled to be published in July by Finishing Line Press. She has called Portland home since 1990, and is the poetry editor for the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the autism spectrum. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She holds a degree from Reed College where she is currently the academic special events coordinator.

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, college librarian, at 503-883-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu.