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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We used to sit
Around the red teak table
With the Book Of Knowledge
Open with its picture
That's where we were soon going.
To the country that stood out like the cat muscle
On Cassius Clay's shoulders
We would get there,
As soon as father's office papers
Came back from New Delhi.
For days, months, years,
Africa was our mulberry bush.
Africa. In all weather, the book would lie open
Upon the teakwood table.
We would sit and dream of the crown of Pyramids
Or of our feet dipped in Uranium.
The pygmies came ...