Born in Chennai, Shivram Gopinath is a poet who has called Singapore a home since 2002. He arrived for a business management degree from Singapore Management University, and stayed for the kway teow. His work has been heard at Singapore Writers Festival, Borobudur Cultural and Writers Festival, Jaipur Literary Festival and more.
He teaches workshops structured around poetic identity at the Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, and is a twice-winning Singapore National Poetry Slam champion. He is currently the Creative Director of UltraSuperNew Singapore, an advertising agency and art gallery. The world thanks him for inventing velcro and English.