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Charlotte Digregorio

Charlotte Digregorio

Charlotte Digregorio (born Charlotte Antonia Digregorio, August 30, 1953, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.), retired professor, editor, publisher, writer, and poet working in 15 forms. She has authored seven award-winning books, including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All (2014) and Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing (2020). Her work has won 64 awards, received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and been honored by the governor of Illinois. Her books have been adopted as university texts and book club selections. She translates poetry from Italian, and her own poems have been translated into eight languages. She organizes writers conferences, haiku and haiga shows, and readings and workshops; teaches poetry in public schools; and has been a university writer-in-residence. She was a judge for the Haiku Society of America’s Gerald M. Brady senryu awards in 2014 and the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for high school students in 2018. She served as HSA Midwest Regional Coordinator (2010–2014) and Second Vice President (2015). Digregorio has hosted a poetry program on public radio, and her blog, begun in 2010, features The Daily Haiku. She lives in Winnetka, Illinois.

Updated on January 29, 2022