is the director of Poëziecentrum and editor in chief of the poetry magazine Poëziekrant. He made his PhD on the topic Celan auseinandergeschrieben. Paul Celan in the Dutch-language poetry (Garant 2012). Together with Yra van Dijk and Maarten De Pourcq he wrote a book Draden in het donker. Intertekstualiteit in theorie en praktijk (Threads in the dark. Intertextuality in theory and practice).