Usha Kishore was born and brought up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. She now lives on the Isle of Man, with her doctor husband and two children. Usha was educated at the University of Kerala (India), Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). After having taught for some time in the British Secondary and Tertiary Sector in Kent and on the Isle of Man, Usha now teaches at Queen Elizabeth II High School, where she is KS5 co-ordinator for English.
Usha’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, US, Ireland, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, India and online. Her poetry has been translated into German, Spanish, Gujurati and Manx Gaelic. Her poetry has won prizes in UK competitions and has been part of national and international projects.
Usha also writes critical articles for international journals and anthologies.