Very Pleased to be Interviewed about Poetry

Today, I was interviewed for the second time on Eufemia Griffo’s beautiful blog that contains a lot of haiku, both written in English and Italian, the latter, her native language. She also runs many bi-lingual haiku of other  poets.

I so much appreciate Eufemia’s time and effort in interviewing me. As many of you might have noticed, Eufemia is a follower of this blog and reads with care the  published haiku in The Daily Haiku.  Her comments are always appreciated. Eufemia is an award-winning author of many genres, and takes every opportunity to write when she is not teaching school. Her discipline as a writer and her accomplishments are admirable to all who know her. And, her efforts influence us all to be better writers. She is regularly published in many English haiku journals.

It’s especially gratifying to see the level of interest of several Italian haiku poets who make the effort of translating their work into English, and submitting it on a regular basis to print and online journals. They add yet another dimension to the wisdom and sensibilities that native English speakers cherish in the appreciation/writing of haiku.

Please log onto Eufemia’s blog and support haiku on an international level!

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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12 Responses to Very Pleased to be Interviewed about Poetry

  1. Oh, thank you Charlotte. Lovely surprise!

    Thanks for the wonderful words and for the appreciation.
    A great honor for me and the Italian poets to be here.
    Best wishes,

  2. A wonderful testimony, Charlotte! Thank you, and congratulations on the interview!

  3. Reblogged this on Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog internazionale di HAIKU di ispirazione giapponese and commented:
    Grazie a Charlotte Digregorio per questo bellissimo articolo che ha scritto dopo la sua intervista apparsa ieri sera sul mio blog. Mi onorano le sue parole di elogio
    e la ringrazio infinitamente per il suo supporto, stima e amicizia.

  4. Paul Beech says:

    Congratulations on the interview, Charlotte. Eufemia’s blog certainly is beautiful. I only wish I could read Italian. I’ve often been charmed by Italian haiku in English translation; can almost hear a mandolin in the background sometimes…

    My very best,


  5. Alessandra says:

    Congratulation for the interview! 🌹

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