Gopikrishnan Kottoor is an award-winning poet. His prizes for poetry include the All India Poetry Prize, Poetry Society, India, The All India Special Jury Poetry award, and awards in all categories of the All India Poetry Competitions, & All India Poetry Society, India, and the British Council. He has published both in India and abroad. He has attended poetry residencies in Europe, and attended the MFA (Poetry) of Texas State University, USA. As invited poet from India, Kottoor read his work at the University of Vienna, Austria. His poetry has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and German, among others. For a while he was a regular reviewer for Indian poetry in English with the Hindu Literary Supplement. He founded the poetry journal, Poetry Chain. His oeuvre includes novels, translations, and plays.