Honored to Be Featured in an Interview

Dear Readers and Followers,

Today, I am most honored to be featured on Italian Poet Eufemia Griffo’s wordpress blog,

https://eueufemia.wordpress.com/

I am grateful for her time and efforts in interviewing me. I must say, too, that her blog keeps me current on what’s happening with Italian poets and their creative efforts.

The interview was conducted entirely in Italian. So, if you can read Italian, you can check it out!

It’s always a delight to be selected for an interview! Eufemia’s questions were very thoughtful, and she is always kind enough to feature the work of many poets on her blog.

My interview with her focuses on haiku, and I am heartened to see the growing number of Italians who are writing haiku today. And, many of them translate their Italian poems beautifully into English! Translation is truly a gift, above and beyond the actual writing in one’s native language. Eufemia translates her haiku, too, from Italian to English. I plan to feature the haiku of foreign poets, more and more.

So far, I have featured hundreds of haiku and senryu from the poets of thirty countries on my blog. I plan to reach as many foreign poets as I can, since haiku has such a global audience.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and the others that feature poetry. With everything on the internet, it’s an honor that you take time out to visit our sites. And, I hope that all your efforts make you a better writer!

Best,

Charlotte Digregorio

 

 

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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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6 Responses to Honored to Be Featured in an Interview

  1. Dear Charlotte,
    it is me to be honored because Your interview is very interesting and it allowed me to learn more about you and your writing.
    Thank you for the time you spent for us.
    Best wishes,
    Eufemia

  2. Reblogged this on Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog dedicato alla poesia d'ispirazione giapponese and commented:
    Dear Charlotte,
    it is me to be honored because Your interview is very interesting and it allowed me to learn more about you and your writing.
    Thank you for the time you spent for us.
    Best wishes,
    Eufemia

  3. Paul Beech says:

    Congratulations, Charlotte. I cannot read Italian but have no doubt your interview was lively, insightful and inspiring.

    Well done Eufemia too, for running the feature.

    I love the way you’re both promoting haiku.

    Very best wishes from Wales,

    Paul

  4. Pingback: Dal blog di Charlotte Diregorio: su di me e sugli haijin italiani | Il fiume scorre ancora

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