Delighted to have won the Public Choice Award Karel van de Woestijne 2020 with my poetry book ‘verdere bijzonderheden’ (‘further particulars’; Singel Uitgeverijen| Uitgeverij Querido, 2017). Anneke Brassinga won the jury prize for her book ‘verborgen tuinen’ (De Bezige Bij, 2019). Above is a photo taken during the award cerremony at Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, on 6 June 2021.

Special thanks to the jury of the Karel van de Woestijne Poetry Prize, who nominated the book. And to MichaĆ«l Snitker for the integral book design, also featured in the video. To the Formalist Quartet, whose performance of my string quartet ‘Zenit’ (2010) is part of the video soundtrack. For those who have voted for my book, thank you very much!

Here is the video I devised at invitation of the jury. Happy viewing and listening!