Contact Between the Lines

For questions about Between the Lines, please email the program coordinator at:

International Writing Program
Shambaugh House
430 N. Clinton
Iowa City, IA 52242

Youth Programs Coordinator: 


Romeo Oriogun is a Nigerian poet, essayist, and the author of Sacrament of Bodies (2020), Nomad (2021) and The Gathering of Bastards (2023), as well as three chapbooks. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize, the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the Lambda Prize for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Nation, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, Narrative Magazine, The Common, and elsewhere, and are translated into several languages. As of 2023, he coordinates IWP’s youth programming.



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