Romeo Oriogun was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He was the winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Prize and has received fellowships from Harvard University’s English Department, the IIE-Artist Protection Fund, Oregon Institute for Creative Research, and the Hutchins Institute of African and African American Research. He lives in Iowa, where he is an MFA candidate for poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of the chapbooks Burnt Men (Praxis Magazine), Museum of Silence (Arrowsmith), and “The Origin of Butterflies,” included in New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano). His full-length debut, Sacrament of Bodies, was published by the University of Nebraska in 2020.