Miriam Calleja is a bilingual poet and Maltese wordsmith. Her poetry collections, Pomegranate Heart (EDE Books, 2015), Inside Skin (EDE Books, 2016), and Stranger Intimacy (Stamparija Reljic, 2020) have been described as ‘fresh’, ‘intimate’, and ‘sensual’. She has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies worldwide, such as For the Silent by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Please Hear What I’m Not Saying by Fly on the Wall Press, and Magic by The Gloucestershire Poetry Society. Her work has been translated into Slovene, Greek, Romanian, French, Norwegian, German, and Frisian.
In 2017, she was recognised by the Network of Young Women Leaders as a leading female artist in Malta. In 2018 she received an honourable mention for the national poetry competition Mons. Amante Buontempo. In 2018 she was long-listed for the Troubadour International Prize. She has read at events in Malta, the UK, Italy, Germany, San Francisco, and New York.
She dedicates her time to facilitating creative writing workshops, performing and writing for performances or publications. Miriam believes that poetry and prose are tools for storytelling that encourage unity, connection, and understanding. She has great faith in collaboration as a key to communication.
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