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 in an unlikely combination of classicism and hip-hop. The germ of a poem for him can be as subtle as hearing the haunting call of a Native American flute, which reminds him of a similar Nigerian instrument. Listen below, and find his poem in our Fall 2016 issue, available in our store and readable online!