Els Moors (c) Gelya Bogatischcheva
Els Moors (born in Poperinge, Belgium, in 1976) published her debut poetry collection, Er hangt een hoge lucht boven ons (There is a tall sky above us), in 2006. Flemish and Dutch critis were thrilled that here at last was a promising young Flemish poet. The book was nominated for the C. Buddingh’ prize and received the Herman de Coninck prize for the best debut. The poet observes and registers with the eye of a photographer, and these observations are reflected in her kaleidoscopic poems; arbitrarily juxtaposed, they offer no firm hold but form a world in which language plays the leading role. Els Moors has also published the novel Het verlangen naar een eiland (2008), three short stories and a letter in Vliegtijd (2010). Her long-awaited second collection of poems, Liederen van een kapseizend paard was published in 2013 and nominated for the 2016 Herman de Coninck prize. It is being published in Germany in Christian Filips’ German translation from Brüterich Press in 2016.