Bart Stouten is a Belgian poet and writer who has made a significant impact on the literary scene of his country. As a radio personality, he has shifted his focus lately to writing, and since then, has become a prolific author of poetry, essays, and prose. Stouten's work is known for its depth of emotion, clarity of language, and philosophical themes that explore the complexities of human experience. His poetry has been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines and has received critical acclaim for its thought-provoking nature. With his unique voice and talent for capturing the beauty and complexity of the human condition, Bart Stouten is a major force in the world of Belgian literature. So far, he published thirteen poetry collections and nine fiction and non-fiction books, among which the award-winning 'Kersen eten om middernacht' ('Cherries at midnight').