Kureepuzha Sreekumar is a noted Malayalam poet of the post modern era. His books of poetry include Habibinte Dinakkurippukal, his first, published in 1984, Sreekumarinte Dukkangal, Rahulan Urangunnilla, Amma Malayalam,Keezhaalan and Suicide Point. He won the Best Poet Award in 1975 from Kerala University, the 1987 Vyloppilli Award for Malayalam poetry, and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award for 2003 for the best work in children's literature for his work Penangunni. He refused to accept the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award as it was named after a Hindu God. In 2011 he won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Poetry) for his work Keezhalan.