Updated Haiku Foundation News: Print Anthology Available

The Haiku Foundation’s Volunteer Appreciation Day was held Sept. 17  to recognize all of its volunteers. Make a point of viewing the Volunteer Anthology online that recognizes people who serve in various capacities. The photos and poems of these global poets are featured.

Click on the link below:

https://thehaikufoundation.org/thf-volunteer-appreciation-day-2022/

You may also purchase the print edition of the Anthology through Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF2XK6CR

 

Further, learn all about THF and think about volunteering.  This longtime organization is simply a must for all haiku poets and aspiring ones, providing invaluable resources for all.

 

Below are just a few of the many free THF benefits of this non-membership organization:

 

  • Inclusion in “The Haiku Registry” with your biography and samples of your poetry.

 

  • Development of your haiku skills by reading the daily work of other poets and getting your own poetry published.

 

  • Access to the largest hard copy library of haiku materials outside of Japan. THF features holdings of more than 10,000 books and journals and an extensive collection of haiku ephemera. Its Digital Library complements this collection with hundreds of rare and unusual, as well as contemporary books; a collection of significant essays on the genre; an audio/visual library; and the Cor van den Heuvel Archival library.

 

  • Comprehensive educational resources for learning all about haiku and guidance for those who wish to teach it at all levels with lesson plans provided.

 

  • THF’s Haikupedia is a reader-friendly online haiku encyclopedia about all aspects of haiku, present and past.

 

  • You may enter competitions to receive awards

 

  • You may participate in special events

 

 

 

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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