Rummage Named Poetry Foundation Staff Pick

Rummage was named one of the Poetry Foundation‘s 2017 Staff Picks! Here’s what Features Editor Jeremy Lybarger had to say:

“In a banner year for poetry, the collection that struck me most is Rummage (Little A)the debut from Cave Canem and Lambda Literary Fellow Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa. These are poems about shame and queer love, about female sexuality and the body. They trace the fine line between eroticism and grief, familiar terrain for anyone who’s ever felt desires that are illicit or unrequited. “Ask me what it’s like to be a world / always in need of rescue,” Oputa writes in ‘The Prophet Wants to Atone,’ and this book is her scarifying, incandescent answer.”


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