maandag 23 december 2013

Eilandjongens - Island Boys

This is my new poetry book, Eilandjongens (Island boys), a small book filled with poems written in the last 3 years, with monoprint illustrations by myself and a foreword by artist Lara Verlinde. The book is written in Dutch. If you'd like to own a copy or do something with the poems, send an e-mail to . 


zaterdag 7 december 2013


I am currently working on an essay in images on some of of the less agreeable kinds human behavior, like betrayal, jealousy, murder and rape. The story and text were distilled out of several old folk ballads, that have intrigued and inspired me for years. I'd like to share this quote from a very interesting interview with folk singer Martin Carthy, who probably knows these songs better than anyone and has been singing them all of his life:

"The older I have got, the more the songs have become three-dimensional. They're not words set to pretty tunes. You are being told something about people. Things that are wicked, naughty, true, funny. About what human beings do to each other, and it never changes. Folk music, says Carthy, "is not an archive. If you see it as that, it becomes like a butterfly in a glass case. Folk music has to live and breathe. I'm not interested in heritage – this stuff is alive, we must claim it, use it."

And that's what I am trying to do with my new book, Far-el-dy-well.
You can find the interview here.

woensdag 23 oktober 2013

Peace Agents Project

I'm happy to have been invited to tell the story of my theatre show 'Hybris' on the website of Peace Agents, a project which aims to raise visibility of local peacebuilding initiatives.

You can find the article here. Feel free to check out the other stories too, they're very inspiring!

vrijdag 27 september 2013

Town Poet

This year I got chosen to be the Town Poet of Mol, my hometown. I am very grateful for this honour and opportunity. In the pictures you can see my poem, of which the title translates to 'Sailor's music', written on a wall in Cultural Centre 't Getouw.

Dit jaar werd ik gekozen om voor 10 maanden de Molse Gemeentedichteres te zijn. Ik ben bijzonder dankbaar voor deze eer en kans. Op de foto's ziet u mijn gedicht 'Zeemansmuziek' op een muur in Cultureel Centrum 't Getouw.

woensdag 1 mei 2013

'A Slow Commute' sketchbook

More info on the international project 'A Slow Commute', pictures and work of the other participants can be found here 

King Louis' Boots

Listen here to a poem I have written, as read by Richard Williams.

zaterdag 23 februari 2013


Some pages out of the leporello I made for our last assignment about heaven, hell and purgatory. I'm currently working on an adaptation of J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan.

Enkele pagina's uit de leporello die ik maakte voor onze laatste opdracht, met als thema hemel, hel en vagevuur.  Momenteel werk ik aan een adaptatie van J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan.

The one below is one of the images on the back of the leporello, which is in Black and White.

Het volgende beeld is er eentje van op de achterkant van de leporello, die in zwart-wit is.

En dit is het schutblad van het boek.

zondag 20 januari 2013


A little video about my brilliant teachers and our art studio in Gent.
© France3 Poitou-Charentes

And here's a picture of my little studio at home: