Pratibha Satpathy is an eminent poet of Odia literature. She has been recognised as one of the leading poets of the country and has been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award. She has been writing poetry in Odia for more than forty years. She is editor of poetry magazine Udbhasa which is published quarterly. Previously she was the editor of the Odia magazine Istahaar for 25 years.
Pratibha has also translated a number of famous English literary works by well-known writers such as Pearl S. Buck into Odia language. Many of her books in Odia have been translated into Hindi by herself. She has won many literary acclaims for her superior writing standard.