Victoria-Melita Zammit is here, is queer, and is trying her best. She did her rounds in her native home of Malta as a spoken word artist before deciding to move on to greener pastures and actually making something of herself. After receiving her MSc in Library and Information Studies in Scotland, she moved to England where she now works as a school librarian, but you wouldn't know it by how loud her normal speaking voice is compared to everyone else on the planet. She's very candid about her struggles with mental health and as a gay woman, but she's also pretty pretentious when she wants to be, which is what happens when you get a Bachelors degree in Literature. She has two works of poetry that have been self-published and a self-published LGBT fantasy novella. She runs 'Of Scripted Shadows' on Facebook and Wordpress and has contributed to numerous journals, magazines and anthologies around the world.
Your support will give me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month. I feel that Tupelo Press has published some of the finest poets being published. I have especially admired the work of poets like Maggie Smith and Ilya Kaminsky who is being honored this year with the Anisfield-Wolf Award.
For the 30/30 project, Tupelo Press provides the canvas, I bring my words, accompanied by other fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.
Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!