Nicole Sealey Recommends Rummage

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.   Advertisements

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 […]