We’ve been woefully behind on updates lately, but our 2020 issue finally came out a month ago after lengthy COVID-related printing delays and is now available through the store. In addition to many fabulous poems, stories, and essays, this issue contains a near-chapbook-length section dedicated to the poetry of former Opossum editor Gerard Lambert. We […]
Results for the 2020 Opossum Prize!
First of all, many thanks to all who submitted work to the Opossum Prize contest! Choosing the winners was a difficult process due to the high quality of so many of the manuscripts, but here’s the list of finalists and prize recipients. All of the revenue went towards the honorariums for the winners, so for […]
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform the Opossum community that Gerard Lambert, the poetry editor for the journal and my dear friend, passed away two days ago at the age of 42. Gerard and I became fast friends on the porch of the Sewanee dormitory in which we lived during […]
THE RING-TOSS TEST: Why WILLIAM BELL’S “Any Other Way” is the PERFECT RHYTHM and BLUES SONG
Here’s a sneak-preview from our upcoming Fall 2020 issue, a beautiful essay by poet and music historian, David Kirby. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did and that it brings you some joy during these difficult times. THE RING-TOSS TEST: Why WILLIAM BELL’S “Any Other Way” is the PERFECT RHYTHM and BLUES […]
On Eating Others
Let me tell you a story of a boy from the South whose dad was proud of his lineage in the Confederacy and often spoke of it. This boy, who was too small to know, wanted so much for his dad to love him and to accept him. He was a curious boy, a writer […]
Opossum’s reading period is now closed for the summer.
While we hate to potentially miss out on great work, we’ve decided to close our submission portal for three months so that we can focus on putting together the Fall 2020 issue of the journal and record. Submissions will reopen in September.
A LETTER from the NEW PUBLISHER
I’m happy to announce that Opossum will be returning soon, following an extensive restructuring, and that we will begin accepting new submissions this December. But first—let me introduce myself as the new publisher and chief editor. I am Rima Ruhman, and I’ve been a Technical Writer/Editor for over 25 years. I joined Opossum after meeting […]