Alexi Susan Cheriyan
Born in 1958 in Mavelikkara of Alappey district. She is a teacher in Harippad girls’ higher secondary school. She excels both as a teacher and a writer. Her husband Jose Vemmeli is also a poet.
Only a few of her poems have been published. She was rewarded Adhyapaka kala sahithya samithi award in 2007and Chegannoor based Samanuayam kalasahithya samithi award in 2008 for her collection of poems titled Sahana Soochika (Tolerance Index) published by Rainbow books, Chengannoor in 2004.
Each poem of this collection is a part of her personal memory. The poem 'Onam' features the withered dreams of life past. The poet is successful in creating pangs of sorrow in the readers’ mind by associating the festival of Onam with the legends and the lost beauty it reflects now a days.
Onam a memory is an error
The inextinguishable flame
Of a lost dream
That reoccurs every year.