Manu Dash joined Anam in 1974, a publishing house that changed the face of Odia poetry. He writes in both English and in Odia. He has 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. He edits The Dhauli Review, a triquarterly of Indian writing, an Odia bi-monthly, Chera, and runs a publishing unit, Dhauli Books, that publishes in English.