Category Archives: Instruction

Learn How to Be a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … 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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117 Seats Filled: Free Poetry Workshop

Hurry and Register! Three Seats Left! Charlotte Digregorio will give a free ZOOM poetry workshop, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library. “Write & Publish Great Poetry” is slated for Sunday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time). For … Continue reading

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Be a Successful Poet: Write/Publish Haiku, Tanka, & Many Other Forms

Don’t miss your chance to begin writing poetry or improve your poetry, get it published, and establish yourself as a well-known writer! My new reference book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing,  contains  hundreds of  haiku, tanka, haibun, haiku sequences, … Continue reading

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Thank You! Special Offer Extended

Thank you to all of you who ordered Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All and Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, taking advantage of my special holiday offer. One follower emailed me yesterday because he missed the Dec. … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: March 28, 2020

winter commute scent of roses from a street vendor by Eufemia Griffo (Italy) Hedgerow, #110, 2017  

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Heal Yourself with this Book

We all need healing. Healing involves facing your disappointments, pain, trauma, and grief. It also involves feeling moments of joy and humor. Poetry speaks to us all. It changes how we see ourselves, others, and our world. Ripples of Air: … Continue reading

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It’s Published! Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing

Dear Readers and Followers: My new book is out! Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. It contains my published poems of many forms, including hundreds of the Japanese forms like haiku. It is 236 pages and is part reference with … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Feb. 28, 2020

how quiet the field has become without butterflies   by Tom Clausen (USA) bottle rockets, #42, 2020

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 14, 2019

senryu   road sign rust in the bullet holes   by Robert Witmer (Japan) Haiku Canada Review, October 2017

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