Maarten Inghels (b. 1988) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet and writer who does not limit himself to paper. He was the official city poet of Antwerp from 2016 to 2018. In his poetry he makes innovative use of techniques and methods from the visual arts. His poems have been applied as tattoos, he made a river trip on a one-word poem, and he developed ‘The Invisible Route’, a map for pedestrians to enable them to cross the city without being filmed by security cameras. He is the founder of ‘Lonely Funeral’ in Antwerp, a literary and social project in which poets write personal poems for those who died lonely deaths, which they then come to recite at the funerals.
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