C. P. Surendran

(1956 - / India)

Biography of C. P. Surendran

C. P. Surendran poet

C. P. Surendran (born 1956) is a poet, novelist and journalist from India.


Born to malayalam writer and rationalist Pavanan and Parvathy, C. P. Surendran received his M.A. in English Literature from Delhi University, Delhi and taught for short while at Calicut University before working as journalist in Mumbai for many English newspaper including the Times of India , Times Sunday Review , Bombay Times besides others. He was resident editor of the Times of India in Pune for three years. He is now senior editor with the Times of India in Delhi.

A selection of his poems was included in Gemini II in 1994 . He published an independent collection of poems Posthumous Poems in 2000.

His first novel An Iron Harvest, about the Naxalite uprising, was published by Indiaink. He has also published three collections of poetry. He currently lives in delhi.

C. P. Surendran's Works:

An Iron Harvest (Indiaink)
Lost And Found ( HarperCollins, 2010)

Gemini II (Penguin Viking)
Posthumous Poems (Penguin Viking)
Canaries On The Moon (Yeti Press)
Portraits Of The Space We Occupy (HarperCollins)

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A hunt for the royal pun
Took him around the room
Which was not unlike a notebook
Bursting with rough work.
The trail
Led him under the table
Where he found her old letters
Explaining her love in detail
Two years before she set sail

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