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 am also 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 have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. 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 am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also 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 was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to 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. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.

Daily Haiku: July 21, 2017

cherry petals falling on cherry petals . . . I dust your photo     by Chen-ou Liu, (Canada/Taiwan) Sakura Award Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, 2010

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Daily Haiku: July 20, 2017

cobalt blue bottle her evening in Paris   by Susan Beth Furst   (USA) hedgerow, #117, 2017

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Daily Haiku: July 19, 2017

trying to name the color of the sun yellow peony by Angela Terry  (USA) Honorable Mention Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition, 2011  

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Daily Haiku: July 18, 2017

senryu end of story you peel your tangerine in one continuous piece by Olivier Schopfer  (Switzerland) tinywords, Issue 15:1, June 16, 2015  

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Daily Haiku: July 17, 2017

under and over the creaking pier a pair of swallows   by Angelee Deodhar  (India) Wordless: Haiku Canada 40 years of Haiku, 2017  

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Daily Haiku: July 16, 2017

quiet moments a chickadee takes the last one by Sandi Pray (USA) A Hundred Gourds, 3:1, Winter 2013  

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Daily Haiku: July 15, 2017

the stillness of a dragonfly’s wings first frost       by Debbie Strange (Canada) Judge’s Choice Craigleigh Press Haiku Poetry Contest, 2016  

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