Exhibit Travels Again: Haiku & Senryu

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to write short, insightful poetry about the human experience, an exhibit featuring haiku and senryu may get you started.

Charlotte Digregorio, the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, will exhibit her illustrated haiku (haiga) at Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL the month of July. Her solo exhibit will feature three-line haiku, haiku sequences with a theme, and senryu, the latter in the haiku form but with a focus on the theme of human nature, rather than nature.     .: q



Moonlit Sky

Haiku originated in Japan in the 1600s and is now written in free form in the English language, often without the structure of five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Senryu originated in Japan in the 1700s and is often humorous.

“I love the simplicity  and elegance of Japanese-style poetry,” Digregorio says. “Haiku and senryu capture the moments of our lives. They often evoke our deepest emotions that we may have difficulty sharing even with those close to us,” she adds.

Digregorio loves to teach both young and old about the beauty of haiku and senryu, and about how writing in a few words can be “expressive and rewarding.”

By combining poetry and art, Digregorio feels that people who don’t normally read poetry are drawn to it in public places. She hopes poetry will become “more of a maintstream art, more visible to the public.”

Digregorio has solo poetry exhibits year ’round at  large and small libraries, corporate buildings, convention centers, galleries, museums, schools, restaurants, cafes, stores, and botanic gardens, among other venues. Her poetry has even been featured on public transit.

Digregorio received a commendation from former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for promoting the literary arts and her lifelong achievements in the field.

For more information about this event, you may contact Digregorio at c-books@hotmail.com.

She blogs at http://www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com, and her posts include “The Daily Haiku,” written by international  haikuists.


Copyright 2019 by 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. 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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6 Responses to Exhibit Travels Again: Haiku & Senryu

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: Charlotte Digregorio’s latest exhibit of her haiku and senryu!

  2. Al Gallia says:

    Charlotte, what a terrific book! Two years ago I ‘found’ haiku as a possible pairing for my nature photography and began my quest to learn, read and write this minimalist poem. Often confused by the many thoughts and ideas on what haiku is or should be, I have struggled to maintain my enthusiasm. So your book, Haiku and Senryu…, is a Godsend when I needed it. Thank you.

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