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 […]
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!