Honourable Mention – Poetry – Hans Boeykens / Michiel Van Oudheusden
Hans Boeykens unwittingly launched his career as an independent illustrator when he defied his 7th grade teacher’s orders to stop doodling faces of cartoon characters on music sheets. From that moment on, he was hooked on drawing. His illustrations have appeared in Dutch-language children’s books, science fiction magazines, and romance tales. He is a passionate landscape gardener.
Michiel van Oudheusden is a sociologist, who experiments with storytelling, graphics, and music as a way of ‘artifying’ research and opening up scholarship to society. He has led research projects on citizen science and responsible innovation at the universities of Cambridge and Leuven. He loves brewing, smelling, pouring, tasting, and holding tea.