S. Joseph (born 1965) is a Malayalam poet with four acclaimed poetry collections to his credit. He received the Kanaka Sree Award from the Kerala Sahitya Akademi. His second and third books were on the shortlist of the best Malayalam books of the year in noted journals and his most recent volume, Uppante Kooval Varakkunnu, won the Thiruvananthapuram Book Fair Award for one of the ten best books of the year 2009. He works as a lecturer in Malayalam at Maharajas College, Ernakulam. A Malayalam poet of the contemporary period, his poems mainly focus on the life of the downtrodden modern day man. Some of his works are "Karutha Kallu", "Meenkaran", "Uppante Kooval Varaykkunnu", "Chandranodoppam etc". His poetry collection "Uppante Kooval Varaykkunnu" received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012.