(poet, Netherlands, b. 1950; IWP 1995) studied Dutch language and literature, specializing in medieval Dutch courtly lyrics (of several hundred works in this genre, most are from the 14 th century). Since 1990 she has focused on her own poetry, publishing six books with her primary publisher, Querido (Amsterdam): Raveslag, 1989 (The Beat of the Raven's Wing); Onder het hart , 1992 (literally, Under the heart or Pregnancy); Het Hotel, 1994 (The Hotel); Het geschenk//De maker, 1996 (The Gift//The Maker); Elektron, muon, tau , 2000, which is a book of sonnets, partly bilingual American-English and Dutch (all sonnets written in both languages by the poet), and YO! de liefde, 2003 (Wow! it's love). She has taught Creative Writing with American Studies (University of Groningen) and is currently writing an essay on Vodou (voodoo) as a conception of reality.