Martin Reints (b. 1950) has published five collections of poetry. After Waar ze komt daar is ze (Where she comes, there she is, 1981), he waited eleven years to publish the second book: Lichaam en ziel (Body and soul, 1992, Herman Gorter Prize). The next two, Tussen de gebeurtenissen (Between the events, 2000) and Ballade van de winstwaarschuwing (Ballad of the profit warning, 2005) were both shortlisted for the prestigious VSB Poetry Prize. Most recently Lopende zaken (Matters at hand, 2010) appeared. For his collection of essays Nacht- en dagwerk (Night and day-work, 1988) he received the Jan Greshoff Prize.