Maarten Inghels (b. 1988) lives in Antwerp’s Schipperskwartier, the red light district near the port. He grew up in the city, where he studied Dutch language and theatre, film and literary sciences. He coordinates the Eenzame Uitvaart (Lonely Funeral) project, which provides poets to speak at the funerals of those without relatives and friends to attend. He has also published novels and is the current city poet of Antwerp.