Established in 1997. An e-zine from July 2009.Discovering the poet in you.


Poetry Chain has moved on.

Post November 2014,you'll find us   at  www.undergroundflowers.com. An e zine is  eco friendly. Poetry lovers should swear by it.Undergroundflowers will follow the same pursuits as Poetry Chain. At  Undergroundflowers, just as in Poetry Chain, the emphasis will be on raising talent and putting it on the page.

Send your submissions to undergroundflowers14@gmail.com, or directly from the website  through its submissions page or  by clicking on the URL below.



Honorary Patrons from Inception (1997) who helped and supported Poetry Chain include  :  Dr. Ayyappa Paniker   ( Late Advisor and Chief patron),  Jayanta Mahapatra, Sitakant Mahapatra,  Shri K. Jaya Kumar (presently Vice Chancellor, Malayalam University),  Shri K C Sanjeev, and  Dr. K. A. Menon.


Presently the consultants of Undergroundflowers.com  comprise

Bibhu Padhi

Bibhu Padhi has published in international magazines as Poetry (Chicago),  Encounter (UK) Prairie Schooner (US), The Illustrated Weekly of India etc. His forthcoming collection of poems is due shortly from Harper Collins (India) .

Dr. Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Tapan Kumar Pradhan has won prizes for his poetry from the Sahitya Akademi, and the All India poetry Society, India.

Prabanjan Mishra has won poetry prizes in the JIWE competitions. His first book of poetry appeared from Rupa, New Delhi.

 Founder and Editor : Gopikrishnan Kottoor

Gopikrishnan Kottoor has won leading prizes in the All India Poetry Competitions of the AIPC-British Council. His poems have appeared in The Illustrated Weekly (India), Ariel (Canada) , Orbis(UK), Nth Position (UK), Toronto Review, (Canada)  Plaza (Japan)  Verse (Seattle, USA), Fulcrum (US)  , Chandrabhaga, and others. He was resident poet at the University of Augsburg, Germany. He attended the MFA (Poetry) in Texas state   Universirty, San Marcos, Texas, USA. His poem sequence, Father, Wake Us in Passing, translated into German, was read across universities in Europe.