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 also been published in international anthologies such as For The Silent (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2019), Persona Non Grata (Fly on the Wall Press, 2018), Leħen il-Malti (Ġħadd 37, Għaqda tal-Malti, 2018), Please Hear What I’m Not Saying (editor Isabelle Kenyon, 2018), and Poetic Potatoes (a collaboration between Valletta 2018 and Inizjamed together with Leeuwarden, 2018) among others.
Her work has been translated into Slovene in the collection Wara Settembru (2018, Slovene Writers Association) and into Greek 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.
Miriam believes that poetry and prose are tools for storytelling that encourage unity. She has great faith in collaboration as a key to communication.
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.
In 2018 she received an honourable mention for the national poetry competition Mons. Amante Buontempo.
In 2018 her poem was longlisted for the Troubadour International Prize.