Author Archives: 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.

Don’t Miss The Limerick Contest!

Readers and Followers: Don’t miss out on the Limerick Contest that I’m judging for the Winnetka-Northfield (IL) Public Library District. https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/9456100 Submit your entry ASAP! Good Luck! Charlotte Digregorio

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Daily Double Haiku: Feb. 3, 2023

snowshoe trail chickadees flitter to a handout by Bryan D. Cook (Canada)       heavy snowfall . . .  another robocall by Larry Holden (USA)    

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Daily Double Haiku: Feb. 2, 2023

winter night sky so many suns counter the cold by Steve Bahr (USA) Scarlet Dragonfly, April 2022 snow blanket over fallow prairie plains mouse burrows below by Michele Rule (Canada) Asahi Haikuist Network, 2022

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Daily Double Haiku: Feb. 1, 2023

new year’s moon fire lanterns fill the sky by Kenneth Mory (Costa Rica)   a seed catalog in the mail – January thaw by Janice Doppler (USA) Akitsu Quarterly, Winter 2021      

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 31, 2023

mittens on a string she grabs the snowman’s nose pulls his head off by Jan Stretch (Canada) Haiku Dialogue, Dec. 14, 2022     winter solitude . . . in the newspaper searching the obituaries by Deborah Karl-Brandt (Germany)   … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 30, 2023

a crow caws: morning sun sets on fire all the icicles by Richard Tice (USA) Cicada, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1980       plastic flamingos wearing top hats and bow ties . . . cicada chorus by Al Gallia … Continue reading

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Haibun

A Gift   I pray for snow on Christmas. I’ve been watching Christmas movies to cheer up. Mom is so tired. My big sister doesn’t want to talk about anything. Dad is always busy.     There’s soft snow in … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 29, 2023

winter fog feeling our way to a compromise by Angela Leuck (Canada)      dusting offmy sister’s snake boots— pumpkin harvest by Deborah Burke Henderson (USA)             Frogpond, 44:3, Autumn 2021

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 28, 2023

shivering stray . . . the slippery distance between us by Judt Shrode (USA)       stiff in their winter coats the grass by Allison Douglas-Tourner (Canada) Poetry Pea Journal, Summer 2021

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 27, 2023

housebound . . .hearing the seain the trees by Tony Williams (Scotland) Honorable Mention Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition, 2020 winter wind brings fir needles swirling in my teacup by Julie Gomez (USA)

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