Born: in Portland Oregon, USA
Resides: Winnetka, Illinois, USA
E-mail: c-books (at) hotmail (dot) com
Charlotte Digregorio is the author of six books, including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and a haiku/senryu collection, Shadows of Seasons. She does haiku/haiga exhibits 365 days a year at libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, and hospitals, among many venues. She speaks/gives workshops nationally at writer's organization conferences and judges national writing contests. She hosted a radio poetry program, and has published more than 500 poems in twelve forms. Her blog, www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com includes The Daily Haiku featuring global poets. She was an Executive Officer of the Haiku Society of America for many years, and is an Associate of The Haiku Foundation. She holds graduate degrees in Italian/French Literatures from The University of Chicago, and has taught languages/writing at universities for 35 years.
Awards and Other Honors: Honored in 2018 by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for her 38 years of achievements in the literary arts. Recipient of 49 poetry awards and a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. Selected for International Authors and Writers Who's Who (Cambridge, England, 1995) and Who's Who in Writers, Editors and Poets U.S. & Canada, 1991). Her book, You Can Be A Columnist was designated "Featured Selection" by Writer's Digest Book Club (1994) and was recognized by The Higher Education Commission in Pakistan for its excellence (2008.) Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features was designated "Featured Selection" by Writer's Digest Book Club (1991).
Books Published: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All (Artful Communicators Press, Winnetka, IL, 2014); Shadows of Seasons (Civetta Press, Portland, OR, 2006); Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features (Civetta Press, Portland, OR, 1990); You Can Be A Columnist (Civetta, Press, Portland, OR, 1993); Your Original Personal Ad (Civetta, Press, Portland, OR, 1995); Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes (Civetta Press, Portland, OR, 2005).
Credits: "walking" - Asahi Haikuist Network (Oct. 7-8, 2006); "after his funeral" - Modern Haiku 33.2 (2002); "frigid air" - bottle rockets 21 (2009); "after confession" - Modern Haiku 28:1 (1997); "wooded hills" - Modern Haiku 27:2 (1996); "after reading" - bottle rockets 21 (2009)