Ester Naomi Perquin lives in Rotterdam. She worked in the prison service for a while to help fund her studies. Her début, Servetten halfstok ( 2007 ), was followed by a second collection, Namens de ander, for which she was awarded the J. C. Bloem Prize. Her striking third collection Celinspecties won the VSB Poëzieprijs for Best Collection of 2012.
Photograph © Roeland Fossen