06 September 2018

Els Moors (Belgium)

Els Moors (b. Poperinge, 1976) is a Flemish poet and novelist. Her debut Er hangt een hoge lucht boven ons (There is a Tall Sky above Us; 2006) was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize and was awarded the prestigious Herman de Coninck Prize for best poetry debut. Her second collection of poetry, Liederen van een kapseizend paard (Songs of a Capsizing Horse), was published in 2013 and won the J.C. Bloem Prize. Moors’ work shows evidence of a strong feeling for composition, both in content and in form. This becomes clear, for example, in her continuing play between vitality and stasis and between horizontality and verticality. Undoubtedly, this strong feeling for composition and the equally sharp provocative nature of the poems are partly the reason why Els Moors is considered as one of the rising stars of Dutch language poetry. In 2008 Els Moors made her debut as a prose writer with Het verlangen naar een eiland (Longing for an Island),. In 2010 she published Vliegtijd, a collection of stories. Moors works as a teacher of creative writing in Brussels, Antwerp and Arnhem and as an editor for the literary magazine nY. In 2018 (till 2020) she was appointed the National Poet of Belgium.




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