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Usha speaking at the Language Cauldron conference at the British Academy, London, Nov 2012
Shortlisted , Corinium Poetry Competition, April 2015
Highly Commended, Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition, January 2015, 2014, 2013 CLICK HERE
Winner Exiled Writers Ink Competition, 2014
Longlisted for the Erbacce Prize, June 2014
Highly Commended, Compas Poetry Competition, University of Oxford, Dec 2013. CLICK HERE
Shortlisted for the Live Canon International Poetry Competition, Nov 2013, (performed at the Greenwich Theatre by Live Canon).
Winner – Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize, Oct 2013.
Honourable Mention - New Writer Poetry Competition 2012. (Announced March 2013).
Shortlisted for the Border Writers Forum Poetry Competition, UK, June 2012.
Shortlisted for the Erbacce Poetry Prize, UK, June 2012.
Prize Winner, Journeys Competition, Sampad, UK, 2010
Highly Commended in Muse India Poetry Competition, 2008.
Highly Commended in the Echoes of Gilgamesh Poetry Competition, Glasgow, Scotland, May/June 2005.
Second Prize, Ottakar's and Faber Poetry Competition, Isle of Man, 2003.
Second Prize, Olive Lamming Memorial Poetry Competition, Department of Education, Isle of Man, 2003.
Regional Winner, Ottakar's and Faber Poetry Competition, Isle of Man, 2002.
Shortlisted for the Kent Arts and Literary Competition, 1999.
Usha’s short story “Dowry” was shortlisted for the Asham Award, a major UK literary award for women, in 2005 and subsequently published in The Edinburgh Review, 2006.
Usha’s poem “Song of Medusa” – featured in the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Glos. April 2015
Usha was invited to launch the anthology, My Dreams are no Different, Isle of Man, Oct 2014 - CLICK HERE
Usha’s poem “Little Mother” was “Poem of the Week”, in The Missing Slate, July 2014.
Lines from “On Manannan’s Isle” - featured in Mail Travel – CLICK HERE
Isle of Man Soap Company created a soap called Manannan’s cloak based on Usha’s poem, “On Manannan’s Isle.”