Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collection Navigation (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, 2012) and the chapbook 40 Weeks (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and she is the poetry editor for the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the autism spectrum hyperlexiajournal.com).Brittney lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is both an alumna and employee of Reed College. For more information, visit brittneycorrigan.com.
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Tell us about your favorite bookstore.
Locally, my favorite bookstore is Broadway Books. I love how the intimacy of the small bookstore somehow still contains a fantastic selection of books, particularly poetry. The owners do a wonderful job of supporting local writers by carrying their books in the store and hosting many reading events. They are an asset to the Portland community, and I always try to buy new books from them.
What book made the biggest impression on you as a kid?
The Chronicles of Narnia, without a doubt. For years, I would read the series every summer, one book a day for a week. I love the stories, and the characters, and the escape. Narnians populated my dreams, and I still have an affinity for wardrobes, opening those I come across to see if perhaps the lamp post might appear within, and I could step inside.
Are you more likely to buy a print book or ebook?
Definitely a print book. I’ve never read an ebook, and I don’t have plans to. I love the feel of a book in my hands, the smell, the tactile experience of reading, the collecting of volume upon volume. And as a steward of a Little Free Library in my yard, I love to put print books in the hands of others, as well.