Have you written a haiku yet today?


Write one haiku a day for the month of February! Why February? Because it’s the shortest month—for the world’s shortest genre of poetry. Join poets around the world who pledge to write at least one haiku a day for National Haiku Writing Month during the year’s shortest month. Or write haiku every day of every month, all year round, on the NaHaiWriMo site on Facebook, with daily writing prompts to inspire you. Find us on Facebook, and click the following links to find out more—including why haiku in English doesnt have to be 5-7-5.

·         Background

·         Participation

·         Comments

·         NaHaiWriMocha (blog)

·         Daily Prompts

·         Meet the Prompters

·         NaHaiWriMo Donors

·         Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest Winners

·         Why “No 5-7-5”?

·         Haiku Organizations

·         Handmade NaHaiWriMo Books

·         2011 Report

·         Twitter/Facebook Feeds

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

·         NaHaiWriMo in Conversation

·         Jumble Box Anthology (2017 print anthology)

·         With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo (free ebook)

·         NaHaiWriMo Badges

·         Who’s in Charge Here?

Links off this site

·         NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook

·         NaHaiWriMo page on Twitter

·         Becoming a Haiku Poet  (start here to learn haiku essentials)

·         Getting Started with Haiku

·         The Discipline of Haiku

·         Haiku Checklist

·         Additional Essays on Learning Haiku

·         Recommended Books on Haiku

·         Old Pond Comics on NaHaiWriMo

·         Micropoetry Page on NaHaiWriMo

·         NaHaiWriMo on Tumblr

·         NaHaiWriMo on Pinterest     +

·         NaHaiWriMo on DeviantArt






  • NaHaiWriMocha is this site's sometimes-caffeinated blog for news, announcements, and other details about National Haiku Writing Month.
  • Meet Our August 2021 Prompter, Pris Campbell Our daily writing prompter for August of 2021 is Pris Campbell, who is prompting for NaHaiWriMo for the second time (the first time was in October of 2011, during our very first year). Pris is a clinical psychologist who came to haiku as a way to cope with a neuroimmune illness. She has since been published widely and says that, “I love how haiku can tell an entire story in a few words.” Learn more about Pris and see three sample photo-haiga at her Meet the Prompter interview. Thank you, Pris!
    Posted Aug 17, 2021, 2:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our June 2021 Prompter, Deborah P Kolodji Our daily writing prompter June of 2021 is Deborah P Kolodji, who wrote her first haiku in fourth grade. Since then she’s become very active with haiku worldwide, and for June of 2021 we’re fortunate to have her garden-themed prompts for NaHaiWriMo. She’s prompting for us for the second time (previously in December of 2013).Learn more about Debbie and read three sample poems at her Meet the Prompter interview. Thank you, Debbie!
    Posted Jun 21, 2021, 8:34 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Register for Worldwide NaHaiWriMo Zoom Readings It’s time for NaHaiWriMo participants to register for our 2021 Zoom readings! We’re pleased to have two worldwide readings so you can share selections of your NaHaiWriMo haiku and senryu this year. Please register for one or both readings. We’ll need your email address so we can send you the Zoom links!We have TWO reading events, listed as follows for different local times, and you can register for one or both as you wish. We expect each reading to last for about two hours.Reading 1 (local time listed)Seattle — 6:00 pm February 27 (Saturday)New York — 9:00 pm February 27 (Saturday)Auckland — 3:00 pm February 28 (Sunday)Perth — 10:00 am February ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2021, 8:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our NaHaiWriMo in Spanish Prompter Just added to the Meet the Prompters page are Spanish and English interview responses from Clara Sierra Escritora, who has coordinated the NaHaiWriMo en español (NaHaiWriMo in Spanish) Facebook page since 2020. Thank you to Clara for running the page, posting prompts, and building haiku community.
    Posted Feb 19, 2021, 3:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Zoom Readings National Haiku Writing Month is pleased to announce a special Zoom addition to its festivities for 2021: two global NaHaiWriMo poetry readings at the end of the month. They’ll be held on February 27, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Pacific Time and on February 28, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Depending on participation, these events may be shorter or longer than two hours. These two time slots should allow for everyone in different time zones to participate in one reading or the other, or both. The following list shows the start time in selected time zones, so you can see which day works best for you (bold times are more feasible than those that are ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2021, 9:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Time for NaHaiWriMo! National Haiku Writing Month is just around the corner. This is our eleventh year for NaHaiWriMo! Please join us in pledging to write at least one new haiku for each day of February, our official month—the shortest month of the year for the shortest genre of poetry. Do this on your own or try challenging your friends. Post your daily haiku to your blog or website, or to social media (use the #nahaiwrimo hashtag). If you want inspiration, please consider joining the Facebook page, where you can find daily writing prompts (you can follow the prompts if you want to, but that's optional). See if you can write at least one haiku a day for the entire month ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2021, 6:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our November 2020 Prompter, Lori A Minor Lori A Minor has been tossing haiku bombs for a few years now, and I’m pleased that she is serving as NaHaiWriMo’s daily writing prompter for the month of November 2020. On the “Meet the Prompters” page, you can now read my interview with Lori A Minor. She’s a Twilight Zone fan, and that’s just a tiny tease of what you can learn in her interview. She has a theatre background, recently moved to North Carolina, and also provides three of her haiku for you to enjoy.
    Posted Nov 15, 2020, 11:58 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
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