Charlotte DigregorioCharlotte Digregorio

Charlotte Digregorio, author of six award-winning books, including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and a haiku collection, writes eleven poetic forms, has won forty-six poetry awards, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Her poems have been translated into eight languages; she translates poetry books from Italian/French into English; and her traveling haiga show is featured 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 has given workshops at national writer's conferences; is a writer-in-residence at universities; teaches haiku in the public schools; judges national writers’ contests; and speaks regularly at libraries/chain bookstores. Charlotte hosted a radio poetry program on public broadcasting, 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

Hear the poet read a selection of her haiku.



moonlit sky . . .
following his footprints
in sand

Modern Haiku, Vol. 45:3, Autumn 2014


election day . . .
voters brave the winds
of pollsters

Modern Haiku, Vol. 46:1, Winter 2015


at the thrift shop
a young man tries on
my father’s shoes

bottle rockets, #32, February 2015


Mother’s last breath . . .
my dog leaves us

Frogpond, 38:2, Spring/Summer 2015


after his death
the doghouse empty
by starlight

Acorn, No. 36, Spring 2016


my old mother tends daisies
telling stories about
my childhood

bottle rockets, #36, February 2017

night of his death . . .
one star dims
for each dream

Asahi Haikuist Network, Sept. 2, 2016


road between cornfields . . .
old amish couple’s buggy
long into sunset

Second Place, Traditional Haiku Category
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest, 2017


from the open window
woodpecker . . .
punctuates my haiku

First Place, Modern Haiku Category
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest, 2017


spring again . . .
awakening to the hum
of a tractor

First Place, Haiku Category
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest, 2015