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Pop-up: Brittney Corrigan

Sat, November 13 from 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

BRITTNEY CORRIGAN pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest collection, Daughters.

Corrigan is paired with the artwork For the Love by Isaka Shamsud-Din; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


About Daughters: This collection reimagines characters from mythology, folklore, fairy tales, and pop culture from the perspective of their daughters—daughters we don’t expect such individuals to have, as we don’t usually think of Bigfoot, the Mad Hatter, or Medusa as parents.

The persona poems in Daughters give voice to the guilt, resentment, and anger that may come with raising a child as well as explore the intertwining of these shameful feelings with pride and love. These figures are a new visioning, from the daughters’ perspective, of what it means to shape another human being.

Taking on such topics as aging, rebellion, loss, domestic violence, homelessness, and gender identity, the voices of Daughters aim to upend the reader’s conceptions of the characters and throw light upon what it means for a girl to come out from under her parents as a woman of her own making.


Purchase Daughters from AIRLIE PRESS (who can be found in the exhibitor fair at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 13), or from an indie bookstore: ANNIE BLOOM’S BOOKS | Broadway Books | POWELL’S BOOKS

Brittney Corrigan

Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections DaughtersBreakingNavigation, and 40 WeeksSolastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2022. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection.

Purchase Daughters from AIRLIE PRESS (who can be found in the exhibitor fair at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 13), or from an indie bookstore: ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS | Broadway Books | POWELL'S BOOKS

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