Coreen Davis Hampson

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Coreen Davis Hampson
Bornc. 1944/1945 (age 76–77)
🏡 ResidenceGrants Pass, Oregon
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materCalifornia State University, Los Angeles (B.A.)
💼 Occupation
Writer · singer-songwriter
📆 Years active  1975–present
👩 Spouse(s)Scott Hampson

Coreen Davis Hampson (born c. 1945) is an American writer and singer-songwriter.[1] She has published several of her writings and poems as a contributor to The Pedestal Magazine[2] and other publications, including a book titled Growing Smaller in 2018.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Hampson has lived in southern Oregon since 1972 and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor of arts in anthropology.[1] After graduating, she started a farm in Selma, Oregon, with close friends. According to Hampson in her book Growing Smaller, she has been writing poetry and songs since an early age.[1] She began her singing-songwriting career in the mid-1970s and was a member of several bands spanning from 1975 until 2007, including The Bitterlick String Band, The Generic String Band, Heartstrings and Uncle Fluster.[1] In 2009, she collaborated with three school-aged children and published an album of songs for a farm-to-school project in the Illinois Valley in Oregon.[1]

As a writer, she has contributed to different publications, including The Pedestal Magazine and Amethyst Magazine.[4] She published her first book, Growing Smaller, in 2018 with Firestone Press in San Bernardino, California. Hampson was scheduled for a book reading and signing for 2018 poem book at a local holiday book reading event created by the book publisher.[5]

Hampson is married to Scott Hampson,[1] and lives in Grants Pass, Oregon.[4] She has donated to ACCESS of Medford, Oregon[6] and has contributed environmental impact statements in regards to the Silver Complex Fire in 1987 on behalf of the Silver Fire Recovery Project by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.[7]


  • Growing Smaller (2018). Firestone Press. ISBN 9781945824203 Search this book on Logo.png..
  • Issue #4 of Cobra Lily: a review of southwest oregon literature and art (contributor) (2016). Left Fork. ISBN 9781945824197 Search this book on Logo.png..


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hampson, Coreen Davis (19 October 2018). Growing Smaller. Firestone Press. p. 162. ISBN 9781945824203. Retrieved 31 October 2019. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. "Contributors to The Pedestal Magazine". The Pedestal Magazine. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  3. "Growing Smaller from Flowstone Press". Firestone Press. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Naming the Trees – Coreen Hampson". Amethyst Magazine. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  5. "IV Local Author Holiday Book Reading". Firestone Press. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  6. "ACCESS Fall 2011 Newsletter" (PDF). ACCESS. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  7. Final Environmental Impact Statement: Silver Fire Recovery Project, Siskiyou National Forest : Josephine and Curry Counties, Oregon. U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1988. Retrieved 31 October 2019. Search this book on Logo.png

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