Haiku and Senryu Gets You Through Each Day

Dear Readers,

Sometimes when we publish a haiku or senryu in a journal, a reader will write to us and say, “I understand the sentiment in that poem and I understand the image.”  As writers, that is a great validation to receive. We then realize that we are not alone in our thoughts and feelings, and that we are normal, sharing in the human condition.

I’d like to include another great review of my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. I am grateful to Barbara Snow and to cattails for having reviewed it. And, by the way, cattails is a wonderful online journal for lovers of haiku and senryu and other Japanese forms. It is the publication of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, and it is free to join the organization online.

A basic guide that beginning, intermediate, and even successful, published haiku and senryu poets will find useful. What distinguishes this guide is its careful, thorough, and encouraging assistance to educators. A widely-known haiku poet, experienced teacher, and leader of workshops, Digregorio includes lesson/homework plans for teaching at a wide range of educational levels. The author digs right in with the “how-to.” Multiple examples of haiku and senryu with analysis and personal comments on these poetic forms from published poets are provided. Thank you, Charlotte Digregorio, for making it easier for many poets to enter the engaging community of haiku and senryu.

 Barbara Snow, Book Reviewer, cattails

As haiku and senryu poets, we are fortunate to have access to great haiku resources online that are free to us. If you have read my previous posts, you are aware of other online journals and organizations that provide us with haiku and senryu, without us having to spend money to access beautiful poems.

And, please don’t miss a day of The Daily Haiku on this blog. I am also grateful for any and all comments that readers and followers make.

Haikuists are most often gentle souls who experience both the beauty and sadness around them. Walk thoughtfully through life with us.

Peace and best wishes in all your creative endeavors,

Charlotte Digregorio: q

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. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: 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; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. 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 by Charlotte Digregorio." 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 regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. 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 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 am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and 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, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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