Syam Sudhakar is an award-winning bilingual poet who writes in English and Malayalam. Holding a PhD in English Literature from the University of Madras, he is now based in Kerala, teaching and researching South Indian poetry.
Sudhakar’s poetry draws on his cultural roots in Kerala as well as the splendor of its natural habitat. Palms, green paddy fields, mountain country, tropical downpours, the sun, the sea, shooting stars and even an enchantress all make their appearance.
Born in 1983 at Vadanamkurussi village, he was educated in Thrissur and Chennai. He has been widely published and has performed readings at home and abroad, with poems translated into Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Manipuri, French and Danish.
He has five collections to his credit, Earpam (Damp) and Avasanathe Kollimeen (The Last Meteor) in Malayalam, Drenched by the Sun in English, Slicing the Moon (a bilingual video) and Syam Sudhakar Kavithaikal (Poems of Syam Sudhakar) in Tamil, translated by Yuma Vasuki.