Poetry Reading


Featuring Brittney Corrigan
and David Pickering
October 8, 2021, 4 p.m.
In-person at the Hoffman Center

$7 admission

The Hoffman Center welcomes back poets Brittney Corrigan and David Pickering for a reading of their new collections from Airlie Press. Both poets have previously read on our on our stage as participants of PoetryFest and both have appeared in the North Coast Squid. Brittney’s poem “Aubade for Manzanita,” was the winner of the 2021 Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize.  David’s poem from the Squid, “The Pickerings Try Methodist” was also featured on the Wonder Garden Poetry Post in July.

About the Poets:

Photo Credit: Nina Johnson Photography

Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Breaking, Navigation, 40 Weeks, and most recently, Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, published by Airlie Press. 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 and on a collection of poems about climate change and the Anthropocene age. For more information, visit http://brittneycorrigan.com/.

Photo Credit: Dean Davis Photography


David J.S. Pickering is a native Oregonian, having grown up and lived much of his life in the working-class culture of the North Oregon Coast.  His first collection of poems, Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland, was selected for the 2020 Airlie Prize.  His poetry has also been published in a variety of journals, including Gold Man Review, Portland Review, Gertrude Journal, Raw Art Review, and Haunted Waters Press. David has no website as yet (he barely acknowledges email), but he’ll talk your ear off if you let him. He and his husband, Stephen, live in Hillsboro, Oregon.