Miriam Calleja Shaw

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Poems that encourage connection and understanding

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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 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 has written poetry collections Pomegranate Heart (EDE Books, 2015), Inside Skin (EDE Books, 2016) and Stranger Intimacy (Stamparija Reljic, 2020).

Her latest collection is Luftmeer (2021) published in Holland. She has been published and translated in poetry anthologies worldwide and has performed within Europe and the US.

Following a 2-month artistic residency, she presented her work at Schamrock Festival in Munich. In 2021 she was also a guest at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival.

She facilitates creative writing workshops and enjoys collaborations with other artists. Miriam believes that poetry and prose are tools for storytelling that encourage unity, connection, and understanding.