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 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). In 2004, her series of "Ginger" poems was awarded the Bernard F. Connors Poetry Prize by The Paris Review. 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, with 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, translation, and translingual writing studies.