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: Jan. 17, 2019

senryu hope chest mother’s collection of broken glass Susan Beth Furst (USA) hedgerow, #125, 2018 Advertisements

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Memories Linger of the Holidays

  The Dowager by Rita Yager   With insistence on formality at family gatherings let us remain civil even if it’s a lie smiling through gritted teeth until our faces hurt laugh while holding down the sour in our throats … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 16, 2019

this path of stars my universe was once a lawn of daisies   by Karen Hoy (Wales) The Haiku Foundation Haiku Windows: spaceship window, June 2018    

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 15, 2019

black swan the beauty in difference   by Mary Kendall  (USA) cattails, October 2018

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 14, 2019

  tinnitus several octaves higher in the key of Om   by Curtis Dunlap  (USA)

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A Poem that Makes Us Grateful for What We Have

Dear Loyal Readers and Followers: I asked Paul Beech  (UK) if he would kindly let me reprint his poem. Please read below.   Charlotte Digregorio   Dear Charlotte, Please find below my poem Countdown.  Many thanks for requesting it.  If … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 13, 2019

senryu bustling shoppers the bell ringer’s prosthetic hand by Curtis Dunlap  (USA) The Heron’s Nest, X:4–12, 2008

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