Kavi Yakoob is a Telugu poet, researcher, and writer. He has MA, MPhil, and PhDdegrees in Telugu from Osmania University.His publications include Pravahinchegnaapakam(1992), SarihadduRekha(2002), Yedategani Prayaanam(2009), Nadeemoolam laanti Aa yillu (2016), and TeegalaChintha(2019). His poems have been translated and published in English as Arc of Unrest (2000). He has edited five books and authored three books ofliterary criticism. He is the founder of “Kavisangamam”, a Telugu poetry forum, and “Rottamaku Revu Poetryspace Foundation” (RRPF). Currently he is an Associate Professor of Telugu in Hyderabad, and a Member, Advisory Boardof Kendra Sahitya Akademi.