Haiku and Senryu: Guiding You to Great Poetry and Thoughts

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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.




About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I am also the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.
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