Daniele Pantano is a Swiss poet and literary translator born of German and Sicilian parentage in Langenthal, Canton of Bern. His individual poems, essays, and reviews, as well as his translations from the German by Michael Fehr, Robert Walser, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Georg Trakl, have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies worldwide, including: Absinthe: New European Writing, ARCH, The Baltimore Review, Bayou Magazine, Conjunctions, The Cortland Review, Dreginald, Gradiva: International Journal of Italian Poetry, Guernica, Hotel, Italian Americana, Jacket, La Revue de Belles-Lettres, Das Magazin, The Mailer Review, Mayday Magazine, Plume, Poetry International, Poetry Salzburg Review, Style, The Toronto Quarterly, Truck, Versal, Verse Daily, VLAK, The Wolf, 3:AM Magazine, and 32 Poems Magazine.
Pantano's poetry has been translated into several languages, including Arabic, Albanian, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Kurdish, Russian, Slovenian, and Spanish. Pantano is the founding publisher and faculty advisor of The Lincoln Review (University of Lincoln) and former editor and publisher of The Black Market Review (Edge Hill University), Härter, em: a review of text and image, The Adirondack Review, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art (University of South Florida), The M.A.G., and Poems Niederngasse: Die Zeitschrift für Lyrik. Pantano curates The Abandoned Playground.
Pantano has taught at the University of South Florida, where he was also Director of the Writing Center; served as Poet-in-Residence at Florida Southern College; directed the creative writing program at Edge Hill University, England, where he was also Reader in Poetry and Literary Translation; and served as Director of International Relations at VanessaPlace Inc. Pantano is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Programme Leader for the MA Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. He lives somewhere at the end of a line.