Miriam Calleja Shaw

Miriam Calleja Shaw's Fundraiser

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Poems that celebrate small joys

Support me in this writing venture!


$165 towards $500

Your support gives me essential encouragement as I write for thirty days this month. If you decide to give a donation, I am happy to write one of my first drafts to your suggestion - you may give me a subject, a title, an image; whatever you wish. I will try my best :)

Who would you be donating to? Tupelo Press provides the canvas and push; I bring my words, accompanied by a cohort of 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 200 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. Writers need accessible publishing presses like Tupelo to keep bringing their poetry and prose to the world.

Every dollar gives me the confidence to write more and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!

About Me:

Miriam Calleja is a Maltese bilingual poet and wordsmith. She has three poetry collections - Pomegranate Heart, Inside, and Stranger Intimacy, and a collaboration titled Luftmeer. Her work appears in anthologies by Sentinel Quarterly, Indigo Dreams Publishing, and The Gloucestershire Poetry Society, and is forthcoming in Modern Poetry in Translation.

She has presented her work at literary festivals in Malta, Romania, Italy, and Germany. Her poetry has been translated/published in several languages. She hosts creative writing workshops and also writes for a living.

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. Read more on miriamcalleja.com

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