Jayaprabha is identified as a pioneer of the feminist movement in Telugu literary criticism and poetry. She has brought to light women's issues and their problems and strengths and targets established gender norms. Her first collection of poems called Yuddhonmukhamga (Towards War) was published in the year 1984. In the year 1988, Jayaprabha's second book of poems Vaamanudi Moodo Paadam (Third foot of Vamana) was published. Her other collections of poems are Bhavo Kavitvamlo Stri, Ikkad Kursini Varsham, Ekkadi Maghanidi? and Unforeseen Affection and Other Poems.
Muddupalani was associated with the court of Pratap Singh (1739-63), the Maratha king of Tanjore. She is known as a Telugu speaking poet, scholar and devadasi. An erotic narrative poem called Radhika-Santvanam is considered to be her best-known work. Other works of Muddupalani are Ashtapadi, a Telugu translation of Jayadeva's eponymous work. She is also known to translate the Thiruppavai by Andal.
Duvvuru Ramireddy was an eminent Telugu poet. He embarked on a literary career in 1918 with a poetry called Vanakumari. Some of his other works are translation of a romantic poetry from Sanskrit and Arabic, Krishivaludu, Paanasala and Phalitakesamu.
Gona Vema Buddha Reddy
Gona Vema Buddha Reddy, popularly known as Yogi Vemana was a great Telugu philosopher, poet and achala yogi. Two noteworthy features of his poems written in Telugu are simple language and native idioms. Many lines of yogi Vemana's poems are now colloquial phrases of the Telugu language. His poems have surfaced the subjects of yoga, wisdom and morality and are social, moral, satirical and mystic in nature.
Vajjala Shiva Kumar
Vajjala Shiva Kumar is regarded as a free verse Telugu poet. A noteworthy aspect of his poetry is the emphasis on revolution. His contributions are Gogupuvvu, Palakankula Kala and Daakhala.
N. Gopi is a Telugu poet. Some of his poetic collections are Tangedu Poolu, Vanthena, Naaneelu, Vana Kadigina Cheekati, Rathi Keratalu, Aksharallo Dhagdhamai and Enda Poda. There are travelogues, literary criticism, research works and translations to his credit. Gopi has also explored himself as an editor.
Other Telugu Poets
Some of the other Telugu Poets are Potana, Kapilavai Lingamurthy and Mohammad Ismail.
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