T P Rajeevan’s review of This Ancient Lyre in The Hindu literary review

New Delhi 25 October 2005 This Ancient Lyre: Selected Poems, O.N.V. Kurup, edited by A.J. Thomas FOR a poet of ONV’s stature, immensely popular and widely acknowledged, This Ancient Lyre itself is a belated publication. But, the dexterity with which it is brought out, edited by A.J. Thomas and published by the Sahitya Akademi, compensates […]

My Editor’s Note to “This Ancient Lyre”

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher—Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Anyone who attempts to delve deep into the poetry of ONV Kurup will encounter this truth: the inspired poet, sustained by his great compassion and humaneness, captures beauty through choicest words and offers deep philosophic insights. […]