• FEATURED ARTISTS
  • On Nonmonogamy (and more!) by Tatiana Ryckman

    Today we feature Tatiana Ryckman’s brilliant flash piece, “On Nonmonogamy,” from our Fall 2016 issue. Tatiana was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of two chapbooks of prose, Twenty-Something and VHS and Why it’s Hard to Live, as well as the novella, I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do) forthcoming from Portland, Oregon’s […]

  • FEATURED ARTISTS
  • In the Current: An Interview with Richard Morse

    As Haiti kicks off its month-long Carnival celebrations, OPOSSUM presents John B. Edgar’s interview with band leader and hotelier Richard Morse, which originally appeared in our FALL 2016 ISSUE. We’ve added video links to music by Morse’s pioneering voodoo singer/dance/folklorist mother, Morse’s new wave band, The Groceries, and his current mizik rasin band RAM. We […]

  • NEWS
  • OPOSSUM on VINYL

    Folks who haven’t yet acquired a copy of OPOSSUM’s debut FALL 2016 ISSUE – and those of you who have but don’t have a record player – must be dying to hear what’s on that little red slab of vinyl in the marsupial pocket in back. Wait no longer! Here are the three tracks in […]

  • Essay
  • Baked Possum by Chris Offutt

    I’d like to make absolutely clear how much I love possums.  They live the way I feel most of the time—a nomadic living fossil, a loner unable to tolerate company except during mating season.  Fortunately for them, that period occurs every six months.  Possum, opossum, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways! […]

  • NEWS
  • Note from Dallas

    The OPOSSUM Texas debut event at Deep Vellum Bookstore in Dallas went swimmingly.  It was supposed to start at 4, but by then only three people had showed up, so we waited, and by 4:30, we had a full house of 35 or so attendees and they continued to trickle in after we started. Of these, most […]

  • Interviews
  • The White Albums

    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 […]

  • FEATURED ARTISTS
  • Two-Voiced Flute, a Poem by Uche Ogbuji

    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 […]