Miriam Calleja is the bilingual author of poetry collections Pomegranate Heart (EDE Books, 2015) and Inside Skin (a two-book series in collaboration with a lith photographer, EDE Books 2016).
She has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies worldwide, and her work has been translated into Slovene, Greek, Romanian, French, Norwegian, and Frisian.
Her work has been published in translation in the collection Wara Settembru (2018, Slovene Writers Association) and in the collection Anthology of Young Maltese Poets (Vakxikon, 2019).
She lives in Malta where she regularly facilitates creative writing workshops, literary salons, and poetry performances. She has read at events in Malta, Berlin, UK, Italy, San Francisco, and New York.
In 2018 her poem was longlisted for the Troubadour International Prize.
In 2018 she received an honourable mention for the national poetry competition Mons. Amante Buontempo.
In 2015 she was shortlisted for a literary excellence award for her poem ‘Burying the Dark’, which has been published in an anthology by Magic Oxygen in the UK.
In 2017 she was recognised by the Network of Young Women Leaders as a leading female artist in Malta.
Miriam is also a medical writer and has written the book COVID19 and the Virus that Shook the World (Oppian Press, 2020).
Miriam believes that poetry and prose are tools for storytelling that encourage unity. She has great faith in collaboration as a key to communication.
Upcoming: In 2020 she will be a guest poet at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival and the Shamrock Festival for women poets in Munich.