Mustafa Stitou (b. 1974, Tetouan, Morocco) works and lives in Amsterdam. He published his first collection, Mijn vormen (My forms), in 1994 at the age of nineteen. In 1998 Mijn gedichten (My poems) followed and two years later both collections were republished in one volume. His third collection, Varkensroze ansichten (Pig pink picture postcards; 2003), was awarded the prestigious VSB Poetry Prize in 2004, marking Stitou’s position as one of Holland’s most promising young poets today.