Danielle Pieratti is a poet, translator, and educator. She is the author of the poetry collection Fugitives (Lost Horse Press 2016), winner of the Idaho Prize and the Connecticut Book Award for poetry, and finalist for both the Hudson Prize and the Autumn House Poetry prize. Her other collections include chapbooks The Post, the Cage, the Palisade (Dancing Girl Press 2015), and Edda chapbook winner By the Dogstar (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press 2005). Transparencies, her translated volume of poems by Italian poet Maria Borio, is forthcoming from World Poetry Books in 2021.
Danielle holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and earned her MS in education at SUNY Albany. She is a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project and writing programs leader for the Connecticut Writing Project, Storrs, and has presented extensively on writing and literature pedagogies for secondary and post-secondary educators. She lives in Connecticut, where she is working towards a PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. Her graduate research examines intersections between translingual and multilingual writing studies, translation, and contemporary poetry.