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: Sept. 27, 2022

scout camp the glow of grape-vine cigars after lights out   by Thomas Chockley (USA) Frogpond, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2019  

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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 … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 26, 2022

genealogy: the earth from my grandparents’ garden     by S.M. Kozubek (USA) Frogpond, Vol. 35:3, 2012

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Thanks to Those Who Attended My Haiku & Senryu Workshop!

Haiku Poet Kathy Cotton just sent me this photo she took of  Zoom participants of the Illinois State Poetry Society who attended my haiku and senryu workshop yesterday. Thanks to Thomas Chockley who organized and hosted it, and  to Susan … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 25, 2022

labour day the squirrels bury nuts they will never find by Marco Fraticelli (Canada)

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 24, 2022

ripe avocado –  in its heart a perfect moon by Barrie Levine (USA) Cold Moon Journal, October 2021

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 23, 2022

best friend I tell the dog my darkest secrets     by Barbara Tate Sayre (USA), Author darkness in a noonday night

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 22, 2022

one red tulip blooms in the hosta border time alone with God by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) A Moment’s Longing Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2019

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Daily Haiku: Sept, 21, 2022

cold light another empty bottle promise by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland) tinywords, 17.2, 2017

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 20, 2022

art studio a visitor admires the window frost     by John J. Dunphy (USA) Frogpond, Vol. XXX, No. 1, 2007

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