Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
Gopi Krishnan Kottoor Poems
- The Coffin Maker The coffin maker is a happy man now More ...
- Africa We used to sit Around the red teak table With the ...
- Digging The soil I now pick contains fragments of the ...
- My Daughter Reports A Senior's... Why dear, I ask ...
- The Waters Of The Ganges Have these waters of the Ganges ...
Gopikrishnan Kottoor is an award winning Indian English poet, novelist and playwright.
Early Life and Education
Kottoor won the Philip McCormick scholarship of the Texas State University, Southwest Texas, USA and attended the Master of Fine Arts (Poetry) program of the University with a Teaching Assistantship in the Department of English of the University during the year 2000.
In 2005, Kottoor was Poet-in-Residence in the University of Augsburg, Germany, on a sponsorship by the Indian Council Of Cultural Relations,(ICCR) in association with Tagore Centre, Berlin, Germany. Kottoor was invited to read from his translation of the 15c Bhakti poet Poonthanam's ... more »
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The Coffin Maker
The coffin maker is a happy man now.
More and more orders keep coming in.
Soon he'll able to marry off
his daughters who have just attained puberty
and keep pretty Angela happy
on condoms strawberry flavoured an chocolate ice.
Of late he painted his house bright chrysanthemum red
ordered teakwood beds and never cared a damn
what the neighbours said. Atop his showroom
the great catlights came on
and his name glowed in the dark
whenever passing lights hit it.
Now he's not wondering any more,
he knows he's the best in town.
What about ...