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: June 6, 2023

sunbathinga child places mud pieon father’s back by Marta Chocilowska (Poland) Haiku of the Day, May 30, 2022 The Haiku Foundation

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Daily Haiku Special – June 5, 2023: Debbie Strange

dead orchard the random blue sparks of woolly aphids Third Place Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition, 2018   prairie thunder I braid my sister’s hair with corn silk Highly Commended New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, 2019     … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 4, 2023

scent of jasminethe dent in the garden gatestill there by Anna Maris (Sweden) Haiku of the Day, June 25, 2022 The Haiku Foundation

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Daily Haiku: June 3, 2023

jogging trackthe fragrance I wait forruns past by Arvinder Kaur (India) Haiku of the Day, June 9, 2022 The Haiku Foundation

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Poets & Teachers –You Need These Highly Instructive Books!

Dear Readers and Followers:  I went back to press again in May to print up more copies of my two poetry reference books, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. They arrived yesterday!   Haiku … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 2, 2023

recovering now – a steaming mug of mum’s beef-tea by Paul Beech (Wales), Author Curlew Sunset, 2023

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Daily Haiku: June 1, 2023

morning fog a pup’s wet kisses by Jessica Allyson (Canada) Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, October 2022

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Daily Haiku: May 31, 2023

a leaf falls . . . my feet step gently over past generations by Al Gallia (USA) Poets Salon, Jan. 16, 2019

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Daily Haiku: May 30, 2023

pulled from the cello a one note moon by Ben Gaa (USA), Author One Note Moon, High/Coo Chapbook Award, 2023

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Daily Haiku: May 29, 2023

fluttering Julia remnants of the autumn sunset by Dorna Hainds (USA) Creatrix, #52, March 2021

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