Danielle Pieratti is the author most recently of Approximate Body (Carnegie Mellon University Press 2023). Her first book, Fugitives, (Lost Horse Press 2016) was selected by Kim Addonizio for the Idaho Prize and won the Connecticut Book Award for poetry. Additional honors include The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Prize, as well as fellowships from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference. Transparencies, her translated volume of works by Italian poet Maria Borio, was released by World Poetry Books in 2022.
Danielle holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, where she was a Benjamin T. Burns fellow, and has additional degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, SUNY at Albany, and the University of Connecticut. She has taught in secondary and post-secondary settings for twenty years. As a public high school teacher and teacher-consultant for the National Writing Project, she regularly coaches teacher-writers and presents on writing and literature pedagogies for secondary and post-secondary educators. She lives in Connecticut, where her PhD work at the University of Connecticut merges contemporary poetry, literary translation, and translingual writing studies.