Donatella Gasparro was born in 1995 Apulia, Italy, and currently lives in the Netherlands. Donatellais an agroecologist, lecturer and poetry writer and performer. She writes poems in Italian and English, and she’s active both in Italy and the Netherlands in the spoken word scene. She published her firstpoems collection in Italian in 2017, “Tenere casa in ordine” (SECOP Edizioni). She was a finalist in the national Italian Poetry Slam championship in 2015 and 2016 and she co-coordinated the southern-Italian section of thechampionship, also co-founding the Apulian poetry collective Slammals.
In the Netherlands, she founded the international poetry slam in English Slamtastic in 2018, which she organises and hosts. She performed her poems for TEDx, Danone, GLF Bonn and other private and public events.
Donatella obtained an MSc degree in Agroecology at Wageningen University & Researchin 2020, where she also worked as an education assistant for the Farming Systems Ecologygroup. She’s now pursuing the teaching career in sustainability-related topics as a lecturer at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.