The Wee Sparrow Team

EIC and founder of The Wee Sparrow, Claire Thom.

Claire is a Scottish poet, writer, and teacher based in the south of Spain. She has had work published by several indie presses and five of her poems were long-listed for the Erbacce Poetry Prize in 2021. She is a dog lover and keen birdwatcher as well as a member of the Andalucia Bird Society, an organisation dedicated to conservation.


Social media executive, Mirjam Mahler.

Mirjam writes poems and stories. She finds great joy in reading the words of others and in helping them find their words. She also offers workshops about the short-form poetry she loves and hosts four book clubs in two languages. Her poems have been published in several anthologies in 2022 and she is working on publishing her own collection.

Mirjam is based in Germany.

Find out more about her writing projects here - mirjamwrites.com

Co-editor, Marc Brimble.

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Marc is based in Spain.

Find some of Marc´s poems here - https://marcbrimble.substack.com/

Co-editor Across The Pond, John Tessitore.

John has been a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, and a biographer. He has taught British and American history and literature at colleges around Boston and has directed national policy studies on education, civil justice, and cultural policy. He has published poems in journals including the The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Ekphrastic Review and Wild Roof among others, and in anthologies by Sunday Mornings at the River and The Wee Sparrow Poetry Press. He has also published three chapbooks available at www.johntessitore.com.

Visual Media Director, Stuart Beveridge.

The wonderful photograph on the front cover of our debut anthology, "Hope is a Group Project", is a fine example of Stuart´s creative talent. Stuart writes, draws and paints from his home in the North West of England. He is always looking for fun collaborations and dreams of making a difference. He also co-hosts Natter, a warm and welcoming open mic night in Bolton. You can find more examples of Stuart´s artwork here https://bradshawbirds.etsy.com