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Kuzhur Wilson

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Kuzhur Wilson

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Kuzhur Wilson
India
 
Poet, Blogger, Podcaster, Media person
Born in 1975 at Kuzhur in Trissur District of Kerala, to Mullakkattuparambil Ouseph and Annam.

Began his education at the read-and-write school of Meenakshi Ashatthi. Studied at Eravathoor Sreekrishnavilasam LP School, Iranikkulam Government School, at Primary school. Continued studies at Chalakkudi Potta Panampilli Smaaraka College, St. Theresa’s, Kottakkal, SCMS, Kochi and  Kaladi Sree Sankara University.

His first  book ‘ Urakkam Oru Kanyasthree ( Sleep is a nun)’ was published in 1998 at the age of twenty four. He now has twelve books to his credit including translations in English and Spanish.

‘Innu njan, naale neeyantappan ( Hodie Mihi Cras Tibi Antappan)’,  ‘Cartas Para Violeta (Spanish translation of Letters to Violet)’, ‘ Marangal Illaattha Kaattil, Marayalam – Kuzhoorinte marangal ( Forest without Trees, Marayalam, Kuzhur’s trees)’ etc are works in print.

His poems have been translated to Tamil, English, Arabic, German, Portugese, Spanish languages. His poems are part of the syllabus in many Malayalam Universities.

Since he became active in blogs in 2008, he took a decision that he will not send poems to any media unless demanded and has implemented that decision till now.

He was instrumental in designing and presenting a poetry installation intertwining poetry and trees ( Poetree) for the first time in Malayalam.

His poem ‘ Trees, in life, poetry’ was developed into a poetree-film by the Slovakian Director Tina Sulc.

He is a founder member of the global art movement named Jigsaw Artistic Collective. The other members are prominent artists like Charlie Holt, Hillary Holt and Kavitha Balakrishnan.

A journalist by profession, he was a newscaster in Asianet AM radio, broadcast from Dubai, from 2003 till 2010. Later, he became the news division head of Ajman Gold FM. He was newscaster at Reporter TV from 2012 till 2014. He is the founder member UAE Indian Media Forum formed in 2008. In 2007, he started a web journal named ‘E- Pathram’ which gives a prominent presence to Malayalam blogs.

Presently, he is working in Thalsamayam Media with head quarters at Kozhikode, Kerala.

He is one of the rare poets who has worked with different media platforms like print, internet, radio and television.

His works –

1.     Urakkam oru kanyasthree ( Sleep in a nun) 1998
2.     E (with painter Ambi Sudhakaran) 2000
3.     Vivarthanatthinu oru vibhala shramam – pravaasatthinte kurippukal ( A futile effort at translation – notes on immigrant life) 2006
4.     Aadyam marichaal nine aaru nokkumennallayirunnu sankadam, arellam nokkum ennayirunnu ( Wasn’t worried about who will take care of you when I die first, but who all will) 2009
5.     Kuzhur Wilsonte Kavithakal ( Poems by Kuzhur Wilson) 2012
6.     Violettinulla Katthukal (Letter to Violet) 2015
7.     Thintharoo – English translation of poems – 2016, 2016
8.     Ha, vellam cherkkaattha mazha ( Ah Rains undiluted with water) 2017
9.     Letters to Violet – English Translations – 2018
10.Treemagination – Tree poems 2018
11.Kudappante tagulla arajnaanam ( Kudappan girdle with tag) 2018
12.Thintharoo – Spnish translations 2018
 
Recognitions –

Arabic Sahitya Puraskaaram

NM Viyyoth Poetry Award

‘Kuzhur Wilson’s poems’ selected by India Today (Malayalam) as one of the outstanding ten books of 2012

Youth Icon Award of  Kerala State Government (  for Violettinte Katthukal)

Represented India in Dubai Poetic Heart – 7th edition in 2017

Address –

Temple Of Poetry, Kuzhur P O, 680 734, Kerala, India Email – kuzhoor@gmail.com , pH – 0091 97 44 315 990

http://www.kuzhur.com .  Blog – . http://www.vishakham.blogspot.com

Twitter

https://twitter.com/kuzhur

Website

http://www.kuzhur.com

Source: http://footballpoets.org/members/kuzhur/profile/