The Simplicity and Depth of Haiku: Living Haiku Anthology

Dear Followers and Friends,

I am honored to be included in the Living Haiku Anthology, a significant online resource by Managing Editor Don Baird. My piece, “The Simplicity and Depth of Haiku,” is an excerpt from my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. It explains the essence of haiku for poets unfamiliar with the form or those who are learning it, or who’ve always been curious about what it is.

I hope all of you who are intrigued with The Daily Haiku postings on my blog will check out the Living Haiku Anthology, It not only contains my piece, but those of other poets whom you’ve read the work of on The Daily Haiku, such as: Don Baird, Alan Summers, and Mike Rehling, to name a few. Hansha Teki is the webmaster, and you will enjoy Hansha’s piece, too.

The Anthology also includes wonderful examples of haiku by longtime haikuists, and readings of haiku on “Haiku Aloud.” You can also submit haiku to be included in the database. The Anthology contains something for everyone at every level of their haiku endeavors.

Please avail yourselves of the Living Haiku Anthology! You will enjoy it!

And, of course, please find many posts on my blog about the essence of haiku and senryu. I hope you find my blog instructive and entertaining, and that you feel inclined to practice haiku and senryu on a regular basis.

Best Wishes for all Your Creative Efforts,

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 recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 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 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 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 a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve 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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9 Responses to The Simplicity and Depth of Haiku: Living Haiku Anthology

  1. Don Baird says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comment and support of the Living Haiku Anthology. And thank you, once again, for offering your perspective and voice regarding “Defining Haiku,” a new section of the LHA. Your presentation is sensible and extremely helpful to haiku poets of all levels of skill.

    Peace and blessings,


  2. Thank you, Don, for all your hard work on this project!

  3. Congrats on being included, and thanks for giving me a site to learn more about the subject. ~nan

  4. I really enjoyed your piece on The Living Haiku Anthology yesterday, Charlotte – and then I went on to read all the others! It made for very informative and interesting reading. I think TLHA is a great resource. 🙂


    • Thanks, Marion, for writing. For me, it was also fun to listen to “Haiku Aloud” on LHA with the poets reading their work. Overall, LHA is such a valuable resource.

      • Yes, Charlotte, thanks to Don and his team, students and those new to writing haiku have information and examples of the form in its various styles.

        I also think it really adds something when you listen to a poet reading his/her work aloud. I love hearing the different accents (apart from my own 🙂 ) in fact, believe this to be the case with any poetry form, not just haiku.

        You are probably already aware of Frozen Butterfly, edited by John McManus. This is an audio haiku journal which is worth a listen. In fact, as far as I know he’s calling for submissions at the moment. Here is a link to the last issue.


  5. Marion, I will check this out. Thank you. It is a valuable resource, too. I hope the readers and followers of my blog will investigate all avenues of haiku. There are so many of them online that are good, so if someone wants to learn to write haiku well, there are many opportunities for them. Good luck with your writing projects!

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