Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Inside the Flower Room, a selection of the African Poetry Book Fund for its New Generation African Poets Chapbook series. His recent poems are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Spillway, Salt Hill, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere, while others have appeared in Prairie Schooner, New Orleans Review, South Dakota Review, Best American Experimental Writing, and Verse Daily. He was on the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize shortlist and a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. Saddiq is a three times finalist in the Association of Nigerian Poetry Prize. He is currently a PhD student in the University of Nebraska Creative Writing Program where he is a recipient of the Othmer fellowship.
Romeo Oriogun is the author of the chapbooks “Burnt Men” (Praxis) and “The Origin of Butterflies” (APBF and Akashic Books) and he is also 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. He is currently an IIE- Artist Protection Fund Fellow, a W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute Fellow, and the Harvard Scholars at Risk Fellow for Spring 2019.
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