Maria Apichella


I am an Assistant Professor, poet and freelance writer. I am based near Cambridge and sometimes Milan. I completed my PhD in English and Creative Writing at The University of Aberystwyth in Wales where I lived for ten years.

Now, I teach writing with the University of Maryland, University College, Europe.

I was fortunate enough to have my poetry accepted by two brilliant independent publishers, Cinnamon Press which is headed by Jan Fortune in North Wales and Eyewear, formed by Todd Swift in London.  Both Jan and Todd run their publishing houses with small but loyal teams. They nurture new writers and create a community of encouragement. Support them!

My poetry collection ‘Psalmody’ won the Eyewear Melita Hume Prize 2015.

My  pamphlet ‘Paga’ was a winner of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet competition 2014.

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

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