Els Moors

(Poperinge, 1976) is a Flemish poet and novelist. In January 2018 she became Poet Laureate of Belgium, a post lasting two years. Her poetry 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.