A poet of immense spirit, Kureepuzha Sreekumar represents the unrepresented and explores the unexplored. His postmodern poetical musings reflect the deterioration of the contemporary society. He represented India in the Afro-Asian Young Writers Conference. Major Works: Habibinte Dinakkurippukal, Sreekumarinte Dukkangal, Rahulan Urangunnilla, Amma Malayalam,Keezhaalan, Penangunni, Narakathilekkoru Ticket, Kureepuzha Sreekumarinte Kavithakal and Suicide Point. Awards: He won the Best Poet Award in 1975 from Kerala University, the 1987 Vyloppilli Award for Malayalam poetry, and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award for 2003 for the best work in children’s literature for his work Penangunni. He refused to accept the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award as it was named after a Hindu God.
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