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 recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 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 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 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 a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve 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 3, 2020

in eelgrass the current reveals itself summer stillness   by Alan S. Bridges (USA) The Heron’s Nest, 18:3, September 2016

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Daily Haiku: June 2, 2020

through balcony blinds moonlight clings to the ocean– a lingering thought       by Sari Grandstaff (USA) Chronogram, December 2019  

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Free Verse by Sally Hewitt

Touching Sky We touched the sky and asked for more, ever more.   The river bed fanned and spread, coursing out toward the sea,  spewing twirling leaves and wine,  stretching time, our feet sinking  in the sand, slowing motion, minutes … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: June 1, 2020

senryu       driving home the twists and turns of our conversation         by Jay Friedenberg (USA) Modern Haiku, Vol. 49.3, Autumn 2018  

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Daily Haiku: May 31, 2020

late afternoon– the fullness of the cow’s udder by Carole MacRury  (USA) Snapshot Press, The Haiku Calendar, 2008

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New Testimonials for “Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing”

Readers and Followers: I thank all the people who’ve read my new poetry book and commented. Below is a brief description of it and new reviews: Charlotte Digregorio’s timely book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, is artistically-designed with nearly … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Nisha Raviprasad

Arrival   The sky scarlet with streaks, golden like the anklets on a bride, studded with crows, black, beautifully scattered.     their raucous calls ring in the wind the dazzling moon is awake, she always was.    Her silver … Continue reading

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