Gopal Raman

Age 17
Dallas, TX
Southwest Region
Read Gopal’s Poetry

For Gopal Raman, a senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas, poetry distills images and emotions into a form that brings people together. Although most of his inspiration comes from nature, poets like Billy Collins, Wallace Stevens, and Walt Whitman push him to experiment with different styles and subjects. During the summer after his freshman year, Gopal studied under Nickole Brown and learned how to craft his own unique style and how to develop a concrete voice. In addition to writing poetry, he edits for his high school newspaper and chairs the St. Mark’s Literary Festival.