Learn More

Manu Dash

Rookie [Manu Dash] (4 July 1956 / Odisha, India)

Biography of Manu Dash

Manu Dash poet

Manu Dash joined ‘Anam’, a literary movement, in 1974 that gave a new face to Odia poetry. He’s an acclaimed writer in both English and in Odia. He has two collections of poems and short stories, four collections of essays and six works of translations. He is currently editing The Dhauli Review (www.dhaulireview.com) , a triquarterly of Indian writing.

PoemHunter.com Updates

For a Nude at Konark

The hope
Of a young mason
spreads around
when he defies death
with his chisel and virgin ideas.

The hewn breasts of the nude
of the Sun Temple sweats
with the sunburst and salty air.

[Hata Bildir]