Gopikrishnan Kottoor is an award winning poet. His prizes include the All India Poetry Prize (2017), All-India Special Poetry Prize of the British Council-Poetry Society, India All India Poetry Competitions (1997). His poem sequence Father, Wake Us in Passing was translated and published in German and won him a Residency in the University of Augsburg, Germany. He was Guest Poet at the University of Vienna, Austria. He was selected for MFA (Poetry) at Texas State University, San Marcos USA. He has published widely in India and abroad. His thirteenth book of poems Reflections in Silhouette is in press. He founded the journal Poetry Chain.