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Kutti Revathi is widely recognized as possessing a vital new idiom, both within the poetics and politics of the Tamil literary tradition and in that borderless space we now think of as “world poetry.” Kutti Revathi is professionally a Siddha doctor. She has been speaking out for the rights of the downtrodden, whoever they be, women or Dalits. Agnostic in her beliefs, she trusts human values and moons over credibility of poetic virtues. One of her major contributions to Tamil literature is Panikudam, a Tamil literary quarterly for women’s writing, of which she is the editor. Her works include eight poetry collections, including the controversial Mulaigal; she also has written short stories, and has made six documentaries and written lyrics for the composer AR Rahman. She edited Wild Girls, Wicked Words, a collection of poems by four Tamil women poets, translated by Lakshmi Holmström