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Daniele Pantano
Born (1976-02-10) February 10, 1976 (age 48)
Langenthal, Bern, Switzerland
Occupation Poet, Literary Translator, Essayist, Artist.
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater BA English (2003), University of South Florida,
MA Creative Writing (2005), University of South Florida,
PhD (ABD).
Genre Poetry, prose, translation, essays, conceptual literature, noise poetry, art, installation
Notable works ORAKL, Dogs in Untended Fields, Ten Million and One Silences, Home for Difficult Children
Years active 1995–present

Daniele Pantano (born February 10, 1976) is a poet, essayist, literary translator, artist, editor, and scholar. He was born in Langenthal, Switzerland, of Sicilian and German parentage. Pantano holds degrees in philosophy, literature, and creative writing. His poems have been translated into several languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, French, German, Italian, Kurdish, Slovenian, Persian, Russian, and Spanish. He is the former American editor of Härter, a prominent German literary magazine; co-editor of em: a review of text and image; publisher/faculty advisor of the Black Market Review; translations editor of The Adirondack Review, and editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, Poems Niederngasse, and The M.A.G. Pantano curates The Abandoned Playground, TAP Editions, and is founding Director of the Refugee Poetry Project and Co-Director of the International Refugee Poetry Network. Pantano divides his time between Switzerland, the United States, and England. He has taught at the University of South Florida, where he also served as Director of the Writing Center, and, as visiting poet-in-residence, at Florida Southern College. In 2008, he joined the staff of Edge Hill University, England, as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Programme Leader of the BA Creative Writing. In 2012, he was promoted to Reader in Poetry and Literary Translation. Pantano currently teaches at the University of Lincoln, where he is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Programme Leader for the MA Creative Writing.

Visual Art and Installations

Pantano's visual art and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Kunsthalle Kohta, Finland; University of Birmingham; Royal Holloway, University of London; Kingston University; Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Scotland; The Design Centre, John Moores University, Liverpool; and the etk art space, Switzerland.

Music and Noise Poems

  • Poem Pot Plays Pantano (Dalia Donadio/Wide Ear Records, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020)
  • Errata Vol. 1 (tkbks, Bern, Switzerland, 2020)
  • Errata Vol. 2 (tkbks, Bern, Switzerland, 2021)
  • Ballerinas (Dalia Donadio/Martin Perret/Wide Ear Records, Flargrant Délit, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021)
  • Errata Vol. 3 (tkbks, Bern, Switzerland, 2022)
  • Errata Vol. 4 (tkbks, Bern, Switzerland, 2022)
  • Errata Vol. 5 (tkbks, Bern, Switzerland, 2022)

See also

  • List of Swiss Poets
  • List of Swiss People
  • List of Poets
  • List of Translators
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