Esohe Weyden

- Belgium -

Esohe Weyden (Wilrijk, b. 1999) is a poet and presenter. She has been the campus poet of the University of Antwerp since 2021. As a poet, she mainly engages in spoken word and recitation, but her texts also come to life on paper. She made her debut in 2022 with the poetry collection Tussentaal (Relay Language), with which she was nominated for the 2022 C. Buddingh' Prize for the best Dutch-language poetry debut of the year. She also won the audience prize of the PrixFintroPrijs for Dutch-language literature. She is part of the editing board of the literary magazine DW B. Weyden has published in PoëziekrantDW B and Het Liegend Konijn, among others and she brought her poetry live on stage on various (literary) festivals such as Crossing BorderPukkelpop, … and she even had the honour to read a poem for the king of Belgium . She was engaged as Ambassador during the Week of Dutch Language 2023 and she is also active as a reporter for the regional televison network ATV.