Conservatory of Souls
Arya Gopi I hate simplistic dichotomies of tantrums and pranks; I am in love with nuances of sedentary memories. I am a female, a citizen of an invisible Country; neither a patriotic Nor a nationalist; I seriously chant disposable prayers at prosthetic phallus. My blood, sweat, and tears flow out of the carnal veins, smelling black and colored nomadic; transposing cartographies of portable souls.
Arya Gopi is a bi-lingual poet who works in English and Malayalam with half a dozen published books including five Malayalam poetry collections. Her first English title Sob of Strings was published in 2011. A contributor to major journals and anthologies, she has won several awards which includes the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Kanakasree Award, Kerala State Youth Welfare Board Swami Vivekananda Yuva Pratibha Award, Kerala State Youth Commission Youth Icon Award, International ONV Foundation Yuva Award, Vyloppily Award, She is also a regular presence in the Malayalam literary events .A PhD Holder in English literature, she teaches literature at Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan college,Calicut University.