A noted Malayalam poet of the post modern era
10 April 1955
Kureepuzha, Kollam, Kerala
|Period||The post modern era|
|Notable works||Habibinte Dinakkurippukal, Sreekumarinte Dukkangal, Rahulan Urangunnilla, Amma Malayalam, Suicide Point, Keezhalan|
|Notable awards||Best Poet Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry|
Kureepuzha Sreekumar (born 10 April 1955 in Kureepuzha, Kollam, Kerala) is a noted Malayalam poet of the post modern era. His books of poetry include Habibinte Dinakkurippukal, his first, published in 1984, Sreekumarinte Dukkangal, Rahulan Urangunnilla, Amma Malayalam,Keezhaalan and Suicide Point.
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. In 2011 he won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Poetry) for his work Keezhalan. Nastik Nation, an atheist and free-thought organisation, has created a meme from one of his poems which has the title, "What's A Bad Habit" Poem by Kureepuzha Sreekumar. He is an outspoken atheist too.
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- Dutt, Kartik Chandra; Sahitya Akademi (2001). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. India: Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- "Kureepuzha has enriched poetry: Chullikkad". The Hindu. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- "Award for Kakkanadan". The Hindu. 10 February 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
The following are the winners of the Akademi endowments for 2003: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award, Rs. 2,500 — Kureepuzha Sreekumar (for the work, `Penangunni'); I. C. Chacko Award, Rs. 2,000 — E. V. N. Namboodiri (`Kerala Bhasha Charithram'); ....
- "Briefly: Poet rejects Akademi award". The Hindu. 11 February 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
The noted poet, Kureepuzha Sreekumar, who won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award for the best work in children's literature for his work Penangunni, has rejected the award. In a brief statement here today, Mr. Sreekumar said he was rejecting the award because it was named after a Hindu God, Sree Padmanabha.
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