Pietro Tartamella (born April 1948, Camporeale, Sicily, Italy), Italian writer, storyteller, poet, voice artist for films, cultural activist, and haiku troubadour and evangelist. Founded the literary and poetry magazine La Tenda. Cofounder and artistic director of the Cascina Macondo cultural association and its International Haiku Poetry Contest in Italian. Has written poetic manifestos on the composition of haiku in Italian and devised a number of variant haiku forms. Published 13 books on a variety of topics. Lives in Turin, Italy.