Category Archives: Books

Read This New Haibun Collection by Ruth Holzer (USA)

If you like haibun, don’t miss this new book, Home and Away, by Ruth Holzer (USA). Many of you know Ruth as a longtime haikuist, and have read her accessible and thoughtful work on this blog. Below, is a haibun … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out! Improve Your Haiku and Senryu

Charlotte Digregorio will host a “Writing Haiku and Senryu” workshop. 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 … Continue reading

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Two Classic Books: Latest Comments from Readers!

My original inspiration for writing haiku was “Haiku: This Other World” by Richard Wright. My original education to write quality, publishable poems was “Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All,” by you, of course!!! I can’t thank you enough … Continue reading

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A Lifeline: Reading and Writing

Whether we are religious or not, our spirituality is often rooted in the writing we do. We observe things around us and in nature, and we write about them. We write from the heart, and in doing so, we enter … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Charlotte Digregorio

Poet and Author Lois Baer Barr invited me to post eight poems in eight days as part of the Poetry Challenge Marathon on Facebook.   Today is my Day #3. The poem below is from my new book, Ripples of … Continue reading

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Plan and Set Goals as a Writer

This pandemic has lasted longer than what we initially thought it would. Though solitude often goes hand-in-hand with being a writer, sometimes too much solitude makes us less effective as writers. Now, more than ever, I find it necessary to … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Family Harmony Sonnet Why do different things bother us so much? Our son hates fruit and even just the smells send him from a room. Or things mustn’t touch like ceramic plates on paper towels. I can’t hear it but … Continue reading

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New Reviews of Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing

Here are some of the latest reviews of my new poetry/reference book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. (236 pages). Thanks to all of you who’ve taken the time to read my book and  to comment! Much appreciated! Keep writing … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Barbara Tate

HIS SHADOW He sits on the bench in the sun, uncomfortable in the heat that warms his hat and spreads brown spots across his hands– he whispers secrets to his only friend who refuses to move with him into the … Continue reading

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Check This New Book Out!

Little Book of Devotions: Poems that Connect Nature, God and Man More than a collection of poems . . . Poet Michael Escoubas’ fourth poetry collection offers deserving readers a welcome respite from the stress of Covid-19 and the turmoil … Continue reading

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