Olivier writes poems about student life
Each year, the UG names an in-house poet to publish a monthly poem on the university website. This year Olivier van Eijk (21), student of philosophy, proudly wears that title.
Olivier has been writing fiction and poetry since he was a young boy. He’s very enthusiastic about poetry and hopes he can make others equally enthusiastic. ‘People think it’s pretentious’, he says. ‘But it really isn’t! Poetry is a living, growing thing. Anyone can appreciate it. And it’s important to me to make that happen.’
With that mission in mind, Olivier will write a poem about a topical (news) issue for UKrant every two weeks. We’ll publish his work on our Instagram account on Thursdays. Do you have a subject in mind that you’d like Olivier to write about? Let us know!