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.

Daily Haiku: March 8, 2021

  distant sail a breeze lifts the hairs on my neck       by Chuck Brickley (USA) earthshine, Snapshot Press, 2017

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Daily Haiku: March 7, 2021

daybreak–the spider centeredin its web   by Tom Clausen (USA) Dim Sum

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March 6, 2021

full moon the ash carried  by the wind       by Carmela Marino (Italy) cattails, Oct. 23, 2020  

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Daily Haiku: March 5, 2021

cherry blossom ice creamone bowltwo spoons     by Susan Spooner (Canada) British Columbia Honourable Mention 2019 Haiku Invitational Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival  

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Make Your Voice Heard: Respond to This Question

  Often, both beginning and experienced poets have difficulty understanding poems they read. Which of the globally famous poets do you consistently find to be the most accessible to readers?

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Daily Haiku: March 4, 2021

senryu     all the days i’ve never known you grandfather       by Rick Daddario (USA)

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Daily Haiku: March 3, 2021

senryu old friends gathering … a jug of wine full of starlight  by Goran Gatalica (Croatia) Presence, #69, 2020

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Tanka by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton

Tanka     remembering my photo of Mt. Fuji rising taken from a high-speed train strengthens me in these days of confusion         by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton (USA) Honorable Mention Fifth Fujisan Taisho/ Mt. Fuji Tanka Awards  

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Daily Haiku: March 2, 2021

golden anniversary  the chipped coffee cups  she pours into           by Elisa Theriana (Indonesia) NHK haiku master, Nanao Edition

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Haiku Sequence by Roberta Beary

This haiku sequence was taken from Roberta Beary’s book, Deflection, published in 2015 by Accents Publishing. CARETAKER – I florida sunshinemother soaks upthe shade seasidewe turnmother’s chair cherry blossomsthe incessant soundof mother’s cough mother’s day only the tulipscome calling in the wheels of mother’s … Continue reading

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