I’d like to share with you another fine review that I recently received for my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Please read below:
A poetry writing book that should be on every poets’ bookshelf. This must-have guide will be a well-used reference. Digregorio excels in her understanding of the poetry forms. She gives precise summaries of the elements necessary to write proper haiku/senryu. The book also gives the poet valuable information on getting them published.
Authorship magazine, National Writers Association
I am grateful to the National Writers Association for this good review. To get a taste of my book, you can read my general posts on this blog about the two forms. And, in my book, I also cover how to teach the two forms at all levels of education with dozens of examples of poems and analysis of them.
Of course, please read The Daily Haiku on my blog that features the best in haiku and senryu poets. If you always read great haiku and senryu, it will grow on you, and with some instruction, too, you will be able to begin writing it and perfecting your skill.
Like anything else, mastering haiku and senryu requires dedication and willingness to submit your work to the best editors who may reject it. But, we learn from trial and error. After twenty-one years of writing haiku and senryu, I still get poems rejected, but when I do, it results in learning from my mistakes and becoming a better poet.
Today, I write eleven forms of poetry, and I must say haiku and senryu are among my favorites.
Good luck on your quest to learn the two forms that will bring deep meaning into your life.
Copyright 2015 by Charlotte Digregorio.