Biography of Manu Dash
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.
For a Nude at Konark
Of a young mason
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.