the haiku circle
Charlotte Digregorio: 2018 Guest Reader & Workshop Leader
Charlotte Digregorio is author of six award-winning books, including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and a haiku collection. She writes in twelve poetic forms, has won forty-six poetry awards, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have been translated into eight languages, and she herself translates poetry books from Italian into English. Her traveling haiga show has been displayed at libraries, hospitals, corporate centers, and restaurants, among several venues. Four of her reference books have been adopted as supplemental texts and are featured selections of book clubs. She gives workshops at national writer's conferences; is a writer-in-residence at universities; teaches haiku in public schools; judges national writers’ contests; and speaks at libraries/chain bookstores. Charlotte hosted a radio poetry program, and was an executive officer of the Haiku Society of America. She is an Associate of The Haiku Foundation. She blogs about writing for publication and poetry, and posts The Daily Haiku from global poets at www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com. Charlotte taught languages and writing at universities, and holds graduate degrees from The University of Chicago.