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 Special: 4 Haiku by Eufemia Griffo

first love letter the flames in the fireplace still burn   by Eufemia Griffo (Italy) Blithe Spirit, 28.2, 2018   harvest moon crows gather on an abandoned house   by Eufemia Griffo (Italy) Seashores, No. 6, 2021   harvest moon … Continue reading

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If You’re Serious about Writing, Publishing or Teaching Haiku/Senryu . . .

    Dear Readers and Followers: If you write haiku and senryu, you’re most likely serious about getting them published and improving your skills. You need to write the best poems you’re capable of. And, if you’d like to teach … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 25, 2022

photo op . . . the candidate crops his record       by Dave Read (Canada) Stratified Layers Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2022

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Daily Haiku: June 24, 2022

riding my bike a new way home cherry blossoms by kjmunro (Canada) Winner  (Canada Category) 2018 Haiku Invitational Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, British Columbia

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Daily Haiku: June 23, 2022

zucchini hidden in the foliage another loaf       by Lillian Nakamura Maguire (Canada) Stratified Layers Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2022

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Daily Haiku: June 22, 2022

shadows and light what little we know of ourselves   by Michael Henry Lee (USA) Winner, “Pen This Painting” United Haiku and Tanka Society, May 2015

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Selected Tanka

more than fifty years we wandered side by side in seeming bliss who sees the cracks and flaws we patched with liquid gold by Christa Pandey (USA) First Prize Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, 2022 United Haiku and Tanka Society

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June 21, 2022, Daily Haiku Special–Donna Bauerly

    edge of light my fishing pole across the handlebars    thunder storms grandma rocking with beads and blessed candles      the wind taking a swing    packing my convent trunk all I have inside     by … Continue reading

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Tanka: an’ya (USA)

These three tanka are reprinted with permission from an’ya’s  book, “Tanka Tree Rings,” published in 2014.   she’s not far away whenever I can hear my wind chime . . . it blows in the same breeze that tangles her … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: June 20, 2022

park bench   a two o’clock shadow   holds my hand       by Barbara Tate Sayre (USA), Author far more than I ever was

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