OPOSSUM interviewee and Indiana University Professor Walton Muyumba has a great review of Zadie Smith’s latest up at Los Angeles Review of Books now. Muyumba looks at Swing Time (a novel animated by music, yes!) through the lens of Smith’s important essay “Two Directions for the Novel,” weaving in a meditation on blackness and minstrelsy, […]
Today is the 48th anniversary of the release of The Beatles, better known as the White Album. To celebrate, here’s an outtake from the tumultuous recording sessions for that album, capturing “Revolution” as well as bits that would become “Revolution 9” before the mitosis of those two songs was complete. Note: it sounds better if […]
OPOSSUM contributor Uche Ogbuji was born in Calabar, Nigeria, lived in Egypt, England and elsewhere before settling near Boulder, Colorado. His poetry is published worldwide, and his chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado won Colorado Book and Westword awards. He is featured in the Best New African Poets 2015 anthology. Uche’s work roots in Igbo sensibility, but weaves […]
Tender Loving Empire graciously hosted OPOSSUM’s launch party/reading Friday, November 4. We packed the place with a lineup of amazing readers. The magazine is now on sale at Tender Loving Empire, Reading Frenzy, and here at our online store (see new menu item!). Here are some pics from the big event!
Opossum Magazine is on its way! Our beautiful (if we may say so ourselves) first issue is in the print pipeline and will be in our hands in time for our debut reading, 6 PM, November 4 at Portland’s Tender Loving Empire. The reading is part of the Lit Crawl which is happening on the […]
You’ve found OPOSSUM, the literary marsupial for writing animated by music! We’re excited to announce that our first issue is coming together for November release. Our debut will feature fiction, nonfiction, poems, interviews, and flash, all contained in an 8×8 format with striking cover art and a 7-inch record of music and poetry readings tucked […]
You’ve found OPOSSUM’s home. We’re still moving in. It may have formerly belonged to a fox or skunk, we think it’s an old potting shed or something, there’s a smell – not a bad smell, mind you, just, you know, a sort of wild bouquet. Just how we like it. Despite our disheveled state, we […]