Born: 1948 Palermo, Italy
Resides: Turin, Italy
E-mail: info (at) cascinamacondo (dot) com
Pietro Tartamella was born in the province of Palermo and has lived in Turin since 1970, where he has attended the course of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Liberal Arts College of Turin. He has created the Fuci, the GianuHaik, the Ortohaik, Shashaijin, Wasnahaijin Oicimani, the Corbello, the Misurale, and the Nomognomic Poetry. He has promoted many initiatives in order to diffuse haiku in Italy. He teaches it in schools to children and teenagers. He has founded Cascina Macondo-National Centre for The Promotion of Creative Reading Aloud and Haiku Poetics.
Books Published: Ciao Maestro Raccolta Tawani / Hi Teacher [170 haiku and 1 Tanka, in Italian and English, preface by Fabia Binci, translation by Alessandra Gallo, edited by Deart]; Oltre lAutunno - Manuale di Poetica Haiku / Beyond the Autumn - guide to poetics haiku and anthology [preface by Fabrizio Virgili, translation by Lucy Sobrero and Ajdi Tartamella, edited by Deart]; Quisquiglie di perla / Pearly Trifles [136 aphorisms, thoughts and reflections, 17 Haikus and one Corbello, preface by Nico Orengo and Fabia Bincia, translation by Richard Metcalf and Ajdi Tartamella, edited by Angolo Manzoni]. Forthcoming: A piedi scalzi Raccolta Nakanisoto [96 haiku translated in English by Antonella Filippi, in French by Florian Lasne, in German by Annette Seimer, in Latin by Arianna Sacerdoti, preface by Antonella Filippi, edited by Albalibri].
Credits: "A butterfly" - Quisquiglie di perla (2010); "cows on the mountain pasture" - Quisquiglie di perla (2010); "school closing" - Ciao Maestro (2007); "they have fallen" - Quisquiglie di perla (2010); "winters night" - Quisquiglie di perla (2010); "end of show" - Ciao Maestro (2007).