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: Jan. 18, 2022

senryu New Year —I regret last year’sresolutions                                         by s.m. kozubek                     … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 17, 2022

senryu       jugglinga pen and a feeding spoon–the baby’s laughter       by Stella Pierides (Germany/UK) International Women’s Haiku Festival, March 14, 2017  

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Poetry Open Mic: Don’t Miss Out– 33 participants, so far!

Charlotte Digregorio will host another global Poetry Open Mic (via Zoom), Sunday, Feb. 6, from 2-4 p.m., (Chicago–USA Time). It will be sponsored by the Winnetka-Northfield (IL) Public Library District.   Poets may read any form of poetry. Read up … Continue reading

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Jan. 16, 2022: Special to The Daily Haiku–More Poems by Charles Trumbull

first cricket– he finds her hand in the dark nightfall your dark side and mine indistinguishable writer’s block– on the blank page my wordless poem by Charles Trumbull (USA) Transit of Venus: New Haiku & Senryu Prepared for: The Cradle … Continue reading

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Special to The Daily Haiku: 3 Poems by Charles Trumbull

love in middle age moonlight on a white iris   mayflies mating our talk turns to growing old     we both agree not to speak about the past whispers of cottonwoods     by Charles Trumbull (USA) The Orb … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 14, 2022

shriveled leaves of mums . . . the clock ticks by Hank Thompson (USA)

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 13, 2022

snow fairy dancing again– the whistling winds by Hidenori Hiruta (Japan) AkitaHaiku, Feb. 26, 2013    

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 12, 2022

muffled under two feet of snow the city that sleeps by Peter Newton (USA), Co-Editor Evening Stillness, Haiku Circle 10th Year Anthology, 2016

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 11, 2022

senryu confirmation masscarved on the front pewJC was here by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland) Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, Dec. 24, 2021

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 10, 2022

senryu new silk quilt father’s best ties working overtime by Susan Spooner (Canada) Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, October 2019

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