Aberystwyth, Photograph taken by Elizabeth Hoeppner 


Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor and award-winning poet.

My debut collection Psalmody has been shorlisted for the Forward Prize in the catergory of Felix Dennis Best First Collection. The Forward Prize is one of the most sought-after accolades in the UK and Ireland for established and emerging poets and I am thrilled to be considered.

My book won the Eyewear, Melita Hume Prize in 2015. My  pamphlet Paga was a winner of the 2014 Cinnamon Press Pamphlet competition. I wrote these as part of my PhD in English and Creative Writing at The University of Aberystwyth in Wales, which was home for ten years.

I am currently writing short stories, a memoir and children’s fiction. In between these projects, I teach with the University of Maryland, University College, Europe.

I am available to edit and advise on poetry or prose manuscripts, teach creative writing in schools or to individuals.

Please contact me on maria.apichella@gmail.com or via the Contact button above.

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