Cyriel Paul Coupé (1918–1998) was a Belgian diocesan priest, teacher, writer and poet, also known by the pseudonym Anton van Wilderode.
Coupé was born in Moerbeke-Waas on 28 June 1918. He was ordained as a priest on 21 May 1944 in the Diocese of Ghent. He graduated in Classical philology at the Catholic University of Leuven. From 1946 until his retirement in 1982, he worked as a teacher in Sint-Niklaas at the St. Joseph Minor Seminary. Among his pupils were Paul Snoek and Tom Lanoye.
He made his literary debut in 1939, with the short story Dis al ("This is all") in the magazine Nederland. His debut as a poet followed in 1943, with the collection of poems De moerbeitoppen ruischten ("The mulberries rustled"). He was cofounder of the magazine Podium (1943–1944). In 1947, he became editor of Dietsche Warande en Belfort. He wrote many poems for special oc…Read more on Wikipedia