Bishnu Mohapatra is an Odia poet, translator, and political scientist. He has published five books of poems, including Barshabatara (2021), and translated two volumes of Pablo Neruda’s poetry into Odia. His poetry has been translated into English (A Fragile World, 2005) and Hindi (Buddha aur Aam, 2022). His poems appeared in Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown (2020). He served as a member of the national jury for the Moortidevi Award of the Bharatiya Jnanpith, Delhi (2013-2015). He is currently a Senior Professor of Politics and the Director of Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Krea University, Andhra Pradesh.