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. 23, 2021

senryu       my hand still firm in the hand gone slack       by Mike Dillon (USA) Modern Haiku, Vol. 43.2, Summer 2012

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Tanka by Lisbeth Ho (Indonesia)

  summer dusk crickets start to sing calling the fireflies to light up the moonless night by Lisbeth Ho Cold Moon Journal, July 29, 2021

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 22, 2021

no snow– the mountains white with moonlight     by Jeannie Martin (USA) bottle rockets, #24,  2011  

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 21, 2021

running barefoot through tall grasses– deciding on blonde       by Marilyn Appl Walker (USA) Frogpond, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, 2003

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 20, 2021

senryu   pink slip the supervisor pulls down the office blinds   by Anthony J. Pupello (USA) Frogpond, XIX:3, December 1996  

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 19, 2021

the way the cats take their turn at the window summer moon       by Marjorie Buettner (USA) bottle rockets, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2004

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 18, 2021

low tide the tinkle of shellsand     by Susan Delphine Delaney (USA) bottle rockets, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2004  

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 17, 2021

walking the ocean’s breath block by block       by Susan Diridoni (USA) Modern Haiku, Vol. 43.2, Summer 2012  

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Free Verse by Radhamani Sarma

    All Silenced to Why by Radhamani Sarma (India) Shot and ghastly soundUnusual and scary,Undoing all good in a second.The jubilant music hall till nowVibrant with Melody isTurned into Malady of frozen blood.Dove has flown nowto far-flung peace.What you see … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 16, 2021

Sunday afternoonI know the timeby the light   by Ellen Grace Olinger tinywords, Issue 21.1, June 18, 2021  

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