Mahakavi "M. P." Appan (1913–2003) was a poet and littérateur of Malayalam. He was born on 1913 near Jagathi of Trivandrum district. His parents were Madu and Kochappi. His original name was Ponnappan. He began his career as a school teacher after completing BA honours from the Kerala University College, Trivandrum. He had his imprint in the literary field for over 70 years. He was also a member of the Kerala Sahitya Academy from 1957 to 1967.
He had published 40-odd poetry collections. Some of his famous works include Vellinakshathram and Suvarnodayam.