Daily Haiku: May 8, 2018

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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4 Responses to Daily Haiku: May 8, 2018

  1. haikutec says:

    Where I first
    catch a glimpse of the mountain
    waterfall sound

    Vincent Tripi (USA)
    Author, Paperweight for Nothing

    He has managed to do what is not easy in haiku, and that is use enjambment, that often abrupt line break so often used by the New York Poets or Black Mountain Poets so successfully.

    Some of us might tend to want to rewrite the haiku as this:

    Where I first catch
    a glimpse of the mountain
    waterfall sound

    And there’s nothing wrong with standardising the content of each line of course, but when it is just:

    “Where I first” which feels like that initial momentous leap of original experience, whether as a child, youngster, young adult, or a maturer adult realising they haven’t yet really explored things in our world… well, it’s ‘where I first’ experienced “my life as adventure” discovering the world around me.

    The enjambment is part pause, if the reader really allows themselves to be absorbed into the poem, but a platform for us to experience our ‘firsts’ akin to that myth that when drowning all our past life experiences flash before us. It’s kind of like that, but a living not dying experience.

    It then moves into ‘catch a glimpse of the mountain’ with a quiet or explosive exhalation of breath of that great visual, and followed by the great soundscape of the waterfall before we get to ‘see’ it.

    vincent tripi, as I’ve known him use his name in lower case as well, is a magical being, and gave depth to early American haiku. All his books are exciting events.

    More about Paperweight for Nothing:

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lovely poem!

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