Romeo Oriogun is the author of The Origin of Butterflies, selected by Kwame Dawes for the APBF New-Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, McNeese Review, Vassar Review, and others. He was the 2017 winner of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. He is currently a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and an MFA candidate at Iowa Writers' Workshop.