Manu Dash is a poet, editor, translator and cultural activist. He writes in Odia and in English. His works include two collections of poems and short stories, and four collections of essays. He has translated the works of Mahesh Dattani, Kedarnath Singh, Namita Gokhale, Udayan Vajpeyi and Uday Prakash. Wings Over the Mahanadi, an anthology of eight Odia poets writing in English, edited by him, was recently published by Poetrywala, Mumbai. He edits The Dhauli Review, a tri-quarterly of Indian writing, an Odia bi-monthly, Chera, and runs a publishing unit, Dhauli Books that publishes books in English including Indian languages.