Resident Scholar

Dunster House Resident Scholar

Romeo Oriogun

A Harvard at Risk Fellow and a Institute of International Education Artist Protection Fund Fellow


Romeo Oriogun is a Nigerian poet whose poems have appeared in Brittle Paper, Connotation Press, Prairie Schooner, Dissident Blog, and Expound, among other publications. His poems have been translated into Estonian, Slovenian, Swedish and also rendered into songs in Portuguese. He is the author of the chapbooks “Burnt Men” (Praxis) and “The Origin of Butterflies” (APBF and Akashic Books). He is the winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Prize for Poetry, his manuscript “My Body Is No Miracle” was shortlisted for the 2017 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and his poem “Metamorphosis” was shortlisted for the inaugural Brittle Prize for Poetry.