Haiku and Senryu Guide Makes a Great Gift–For Others and to Yourself

In the midst of reviewing haiku books during the past months, it suddenly struck me that I can be self-serving and promote my own book for the holidays!

About a week ago, longtime haiku editor and publisher Marco Fraticelli of Canada wrote this to me, after purchasing my book:

“Your book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, arrived yesterday. What a terrific book! Clear and sensible, and easy to understand even for someone who has very little knowledge of haiku. Every school should have a copy. Are all the haiku in the appendix yours? There are some amazing haiku there.”

I responded to Marco that in addition to all the haiku I included by other poets for instructional purposes, the Appendix, indeed, contains mine.

If you want to improve your haiku writing skills, teach it to students and adults alike, or are having trouble even getting started writing and publishing haiku, my book is your guide.

Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All will show you just how creative you can be, and get you writing and publishing haiku and senryu regularly.

As many of you know, when I am not earning money, I am living and breathing haiku, senryu and eleven other poetic forms. I already  have haiku/haiga exhibits and workshops scheduled for the Chicago area in 2019 which I will be revealing in January through this blog and other outlets.

I know you’ll find my book useful, as it includes something for everyone: haiku and senryu basics; why poets love to write these poems; reading them with appreciation; where and how they originated; writing haiku sequences with a theme; how and where to get published; and how to teach haiku and senryu to adults and students of all levels. Quite simply, it will inspire you to write or keep up your momentum, if you are already writing and publishing good haiku.

Below, are just a few of the 80 terrific reviews I’ve received for my book from the experts:

  • An altogether brilliant work that must be read by anyone with so much as a passing interest in haiku.

(John Dunphy, Haiku Poet and Author)

  • This book is overall the best one out there on the subject.

(Michael McClintock, Author/Editor/ Former President of The United Haiku and Tanka Society)

  • If a book about haiku inspires the reader to create haiku, then Charlotte Digregorio’s Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All has done its job bountifully.

(Robin Stratton, Editor, Boston Literary Magazine)

  • A strong overview of haiku–a wealth of information on how to introduce and teach haiku to children, college students, and interested adults.

(Michael Rehling, Haiku Editor and Poet)

  • An energetic and comprehensive guide by a prolific writer and educator with insightful perspectives and a generous sampling of published haiku and senryu.

(Frogpond, Journal of the Haiku Society of America)

  • I honor the work Charlotte Digregorio has done on  behalf of English-language haiku in Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. She has a gift for writing clearly, concentrating on what matters beyond passing controversy.

(Robert Epstein, Haiku Author and Editor)

  • Marvelous book and marvelous insight! I truly enjoyed this book, being wonderfully surprised by the new information I didn’t know.

(Donna Bauerly, Poet and Professor Emeritus, Loras College)

  • Passionate, clear, well-supported instruction about haiku and senryu. Any artist will revel in the splendor, humor, and knowledge this book has to offer.

(Connie, Kuntz, Editor, The Rockford Review)

  • A poetry reference book that should be on all poets’ bookshelves.

(Authorship magazine, National Writers Association)

  • A rich resource for teachers with concise and accessible definitions of haiku and senryu. The material is wonderfully delivered and accessible to even student-poets, loaded with examples and explanations.

(Tom Painting, Haiku Author and Teacher)

  • Charlotte Digregorio, a best-selling writer, has produced a compendious volume offering straightforward training not only to write competent haiku, but also to see your results published.

(Lin Geary, Book Reviewer, Haiku Canada Review)

 

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My book is available through Amazon or you can receive an autographed copy directly from me, if you email me for instructions: c-books@hotmail.com

If you simply afford the book, don’t worry. It is available at libraries, and also free through inter-library loan.

I wish all my blog readers a happy holiday season and a very creative new year!

 

Copyright 2018 by 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 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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