P. P. Ramachandran is a popular poet associated with Malayalam literature who belongs to the category of ‘Postmodern Poets’. Till now he has published two collections of poems and both have received recognitions. His first collection Kanekkane won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in the year 2003. His second collection Katte Kadale won the P. Kunhiraman Nair Poetry Award in 2013 and Cherusseri Award in 2014. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honours established in memory of V. D. Kumaran, Cherukad, Kunjupillai, Changampuzha, V. K. Unnikrishnan and many more. His work has been translated into Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English languages.
P. P. Ramachandran was born in 1962 in Vattamkulam, a small town in Malappuram district. He is a graduate in Malayalam language and literature, and a school teacher by profession. He is a high school teacher in A. V. High School, Ponnani. Noted poet E. V. Ramakrishnan comments that Ramachandran is the most accomplished craftsman among the poets of the 90s. Its main qualities include “minimalism” and “understated quality”, apart from reflecting the micro-politics of everyday life in Kerala.
Apart from being an ace writer of the modern times and a successful academic career, he also spends time for amateur theatre and web publishing. He serves as an editor of a web magazine named Harithakam, which publishes new Malayalam poetry. Both his poetry collections – Kanekkane and Katte Kadale were published by Current Books, Thrissur. P.P. Ramachandran's debut collection Kane Kane, published in 2003 was a public endorsement for the new poetry in the language. His new style of writings was appreciated and through his works - Kanekkane and Katte Kadale, he cemented his position among the modern poets of Malayalam.
Updated: March 06, 2016