Reading, 9/15/18, at Ave 50 in LA

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 […]

Poem in Nepantla Anthology

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 […]

Rummage Reviewed in The Rumpus

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 […]