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Danielle Gasparro

Danielle Gasparro is a Brooklyn & Hudson River Valley-based wordsmith, songsmith, and teaching artist. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College and a BA in Creative Writing with honors from Florida State University. Having dedicated nearly two decades to performing,recording, and building an avid national and UK following as a performing songwriter, in 2018, Gasparro shifted her creative life & lens to her work as a literary artist. Her writing has been published in The Kudzu Review, The Daily Palette, Chronogram, Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities, The Red Wheelbarrow, Poet of the Week (with Brooklyn Poets) and elsewhere. A passionate educator and self-proclaimed “uncaped crusader of verse,” Gasparro partners regularly with public libraries and arts and education organizations to present a wide variety of popular programs and talks aimed at demystifying poetry. Independently, she leads online poetry classes and works in private, one-on-one mentorship with adult writing students, all the while “daylighting” as a K-12 substitute teacher with New York City Public Schools. Gasparro is currently pursuing a “sibling” MFA, with a creative nonfiction focus, through Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she serves as the 2023-24 Graduate Teaching Assistant and is developing a hybrid memoir that fuses poetry, nonfiction and photography. Learn more and sample her voice & visions at: daniellegasparro.com.

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