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Pietro Tartamella

Pietro Tartamella
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Pietro Tartamella (born April 1948, Camporeale, Sicily, Italy), Italian writer, storyteller, poet, voice artist for films, and cultural activist. Tartamella founded the literary and poetry magazine La Tenda. A haiku troubadour and evangelist since the 1970s, he arranges events to promote haiku in Italy. He has been a cofounder and artistic director since the 1990s of the Cascina Macondo cultural association and supporter of the association’s International Haiku Poetry Contest in Italian. He has written poetic manifestos on the composition of haiku in Italian and on syllabification for writing haiku, and has devised a number of variant haiku forms. He teaches reading aloud, creative writing and haiku in a variety of venues, notably the European project PAROL! Scrittura e arti nelle carceri, oltre i confini, oltre le mura (WORD! Writing and the Arts in Prisons, Beyond Borders, Beyond Walls). He has published 13 books on a variety of topics. Tartamella has lived in Turin, Italy, since 1970.

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Updated on October 30, 2022