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. I recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 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 five non-fiction books: 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; and Your Original Personal Ad. 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." 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 a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve 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: Oct. 22, 2020

the cold of your room on the door handle– autumn loneliness       by Chad Lee Robinson (USA) bottle rockets, #13, 2005

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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Turning Fifty How nifty to be turning fifty. In Shakespeare’s time I’d be past my prime and looking grave. Now I shift the paradigm   and join in making lists of mountains to climb.  Chalking up new experiences before my half … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 21, 2020

alzheimer’s . . . the dark side of the moon       by Rosa Maria Di Salvatore (Italy)

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 20, 2020

  low tide . . . I sift through the debris from another shore by Carole MacRury (USA) A Splash of Water Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2015        

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 19, 2020

reflection pond the color of the shadows under the child’s eyes       by Dianne Garcia (USA) A Splash of Water Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2015

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Daily Haiku: Oct.18, 2020

senryu self-isolation the same loneliness behind the mask by Eufemia Griffo (Italy) Failed Haiku, 54, June 2020

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Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Tanka wearing my old sweater worn thin Queen Anne’s lace along country roads by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) https://largeprintpoems.com/

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 17, 2020

senryu dogs barking at kids barking at dogs   by Ben Gaa (USA) Wishbones, Folded Word, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 16, 2020

bare maple my daughter says she’ll come back       by Yu Chang (USA) Frogpond, Vol. 32:2, 2009

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 15, 2020

another winter counting the leaves left by Scott Wiggerman (USA) Under the Basho, 2017

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