Ife-Chudeni will read in Los Angeles this Saturday, September 15, at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park. The stellar lineup of HELLA Poetry includes Michelle Brittan Rosado (Why Can’t It Be Tenderness), Steven Sanchez (Phantom Tongue), sam sax (bury it; madness), and Vanessa Angelica Villareal (Beast Meridian). More details here. Details: 2-4 p.m. at Ave 50 […]
Belated good news: Minnesota Public Radio asked established poets to recommend their favorite collections of 2017, and Nicole Sealey, author of Ordinary Beast, chose Rummage. “The searching in this collection never ends and, as a reader, I’m grateful for that,” Sealey writes. Find out more here.
Ife-Chudeni’s poem “I haven’t had a Sazerac since Indiana” is included in the new collection, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, published by Nightboat Books on May 1, 2018. In 2014, Christopher Soto and Lambda Literary Foundation founded the online journal Nepantla, with the mission to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer […]
Thanks to The Rumpus for publishing this thoughtful review of Rummage! Scott Beal writes, “It is in such blurred borders and exceeded singularities that Oputa’s speakers have learned to live. In the book’s closing poem, Oputa writes of eyes worn “like a veil of mourning, pupils in total eclipse: / black open to black: prayer of equilibrium.” Here the […]
Rummage has been named a finalist for the 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards! Lambda Literary is the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature. The finalists were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions and over 300 publishers. Submissions came from major mainstream publishers and from independent presses, from both long-established and new LGBTQ publishers, […]
Ife-Chudeni Oputa will join the faculty of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference this summer. She will teach a poetry class in the afternoons in Bloomington, Indiana.
Rummage was named one of the Poetry Foundation’s 2017 Staff Picks!
Ife-Chudeni Oputa will be a featured reader at the Greenlight Poetry Salon on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.