Jan Lauwereyns (Belgium, 1969) is a poet and scientist. As a cognitive neuroscientist, he studies the voluntary control of attention. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Leuven, he migrated to several places before settling in Japan, where he is currently Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Kyushu University. Lauwereyns has published more than twenty volumes of poetry in his native language, Dutch, and in Japanese and English, including collaborative projects with Leo Vroman, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Kiwao Nomura, and Michael Palmer. He has received several prizes and nominations for his work in Dutch, most notably the VSB Poetry prize 2012. Lauwereyns is Associate Editor of the Belgian literary journal DW B.