Tom Van de Voorde is a Belgian 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 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 and awarded with the tri-annual poetry prize of East-Flanders. His work is now translated in ten languages, and he has been invited to take part in various poetry festivals in Europe.