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 she was long - listed for the Erbacce Poetry Prize in 2021 and 2022. 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 -

Co-editor, Marc Brimble.  

How to make the perfect cup of tea: Prepare loose tea by placing 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea into a tea strainer, put the strainer into your cup, then pour properly heated water directly over the leaves. If using a teapot, measure 1-2 teaspoons per 8oz of water. For milder tea flavour, shorten brew time. For stronger tea flavour, increase brewing time. 

Marc is based in Spain.

Find some of Marc´s poems here -

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 

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 

Co-editor and curator of our forthcoming haiku anthology, Giorgia Di Pancrazio. 

Giorgia is an Italian writer and Japanologist based in Manchester (UK). In 2022, Giorgia and her partner, Bradley Ford, founded "The Haiku Project": an alternative pathway to wellbeing that invites their online community to reconnect with nature by practising haiku writing. The Haiku Project organises free online and in-person workshops regularly. Giorgia is particularly interested in languages and cultures (she speaks Italian, Spanish, and she has some basic knowledge of French and Japanese). 

Co-editor and curator of our forthcoming haiku anthology, Katherine E Winnick.

Katherine is a haiku and senryu poet published in six countries in various journals, ezines, magazines and anthologies. Katherine is based in Brighton UK and works for Fabrica Art Gallery. She will also take on the role as proofreader for The Wee Sparrow´s water anthology. 

Guest editor of our forthcoming water anthology, Sarah Jeannine Booth.

Sarah is an editor, third-year writing student (BFA) and published poet. Her first collection, Topophilia: A Strong Sense of Place, is full of poems inspired by her home on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada, where she lives with her husband, James and their goldendoodle, Sophie. Find her on Instagram @sarahjeanninewrites. 

Blog Editor, Yael Valencia Aldana.

Yael is a Caribbean Afro-Latinx writer and poet. Her poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction has appeared or is upcoming in several literary magazines of note. She holds an MFA in creative writing and lives in Florida in the US  with her son and too many pets. You can find her online at