Usha Akella has authored four books of poetry, the most recent, The Rosary of Latitudes, (2 leaf press, NYC, US) a collection of poems and prose inspired by travel. She has been invited to many international poetry festivals, published widely and read at various organizations world wide. She loves interviewing artists and writers and is known for founding the Poetry Caravan in New York state and Austin. The organization offers free poetry readings and workshops to the disadvantaged.