Brittney Corrigan McElroy
Brittney Corrigan McElroy's Fundraiser

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Poet Bio: Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Navigation, 40 Weeks, and most recently, Breaking, a chapbook responding to events in the news over the past several years. Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, is forthcoming from Airlie Press in September, 2021. 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.

Author Statement: I find that I do my best writing when I'm challenged by prompts, deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. For this 30/30 month, I'll be writing poems on the topic of wildlife crossings and the often precarious intersections of human civilization and the natural world. I'm thrilled to be participating in the 30/30 project to support one of my favorite presses while creating new work to put out into the world.

DONATE $1-$19: You'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of my recent chapbook, Breaking.

DONATE $20-$49: You'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of my new poetry collection, Daughters, which comes out September 1.

DONATE $50-$99: You'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of Daughters and my recent chapbook, Breaking.

DONATE $100 or more: You'll receive a signed copy of Daughters, and I'll provide detailed critique on a poem you've written for which you'd like editorial feedback. If you're not a poet, you may donate this prize to a friend or family member of your choice.

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Tupelo Press provides the canvas; I bring my words, accompanied by a cohort of fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!