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 23, 2021

lockdown rain i finally see a rainbow     by Mona Bedi (India) Asahi Haikuist Network, June 4, 2021

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Daily Haiku: June 22, 2021

senryu morning walk– our dog barks insults across the road   by Susan Antolin (USA), Author Artichoke Season

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Daily Haiku: June 21, 2021

rocking cradle relationship long forgotten by Radhamani Sarma (India) Cold Moon Journal, May 19, 2021

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Free Haiku Workshop for Beginners Through Zoom

Free Haiku Workshop  (Zoom) Beginning haiku poets will learn all about the art of haiku and senryu and getting them published in a free Zoom workshop, open to all, through the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, Sunday, Sept. 19,  2 to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Poem by Donna Bauerly

  Reflections Here, before two mirrors— One glass, The other a picture Of my unknown father— I reflect:   How strange to be so like A man I do not recall. Dead at thirty-three He knew me for just one … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 20, 2021

so many fence posts and no meadowlarks   by Donna Bauerly (USA)

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Daily Haiku: June 19, 2021

autumn colorstinting the spacesbetween trees       by Adelaide B. Shaw (USA), Author An Unknown Road: A Collection of Haiku, 2008

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Daily Haiku: June 18, 2021

September sun the life guard’s chair chained to a fence       by Jay Friedenberg (USA) on down the road Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology

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Daily Haiku Special: 3 Haiku by Maya Daneva (The Netherlands)

mom’s gone I tell the news to the scarecrow   Acorn, Spring Issue, 2021   hospice visit I am back to the future   Haiku Canada Review, November 2020     full moon making peace with myself   Presence, Issue … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 16, 2021

windshield dew the wayward journey of a garden snail       by Michael Dudley (Canada) triveni haikai calendar, 2021  

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