Tom Van de Voorde


Tom Van de Voorde (1974) is a poet, essayist and translator of American poetry into Dutch. In 2008, he published his first book of poetry, a collection of "contemporary landscape" pieces. The book, titled Vliesgevels filter, was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize for best poetry debut. In 2013 he published Liefde en aarde (Love and earth), his second collection of poems, isolating microscopic stills of political and economic issues. The collection was nominated for the Herman De Coninck prize for the best poetry collection. His work is now translated in seven languages, and he has been invited to take part in various poetry festivals in Europe.

In the past years he has been translating the poetry of Wallace Stevens and Michael Palmer. Until 2010 he was the Belgian editor of and Poetry International Web. He works as a literature programmer at the Centre of Fine Arts Bozar in Brussels, where he has developed literary projects on modern and contemporary art.

More about the poet