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

·         2011 Report

·         Twitter/Facebook Feeds

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

·         NaHaiWriMo in Conversation

·         Jumble Box Anthology (NEW)

·         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 decaffeinated blog for news, announcements, and other details about National Haiku Writing Month.
  • Meet Our October 2019 Prompter, Tia Haynes Our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for the month of October 2019 is Tia Haynes, who lives in Lakewood, Ohio. Check out her “Meet the Prompter” interview, just posted—read three of her favourite haiku, learn about her first haiku book, and see how her discovery of haiku gave her a “new creative life.” Thank you for your prompts this month, Tia!
    Posted Oct 6, 2019, 12:12 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2019 Prompter, Nicholas Klacsanzky How about meeting our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for September 2019? It’s Nicholas Klacsanzky. Read his “Meet the Prompter” interview, now available. Learn how his haiku-poet father, George Klacsanzky, influenced his writing (and the publication of their book, Zen and Son), and how Nicholas has spent his time in the Seattle area and in the Ukraine. Read three of his haiku too! Thank you, Nicholas.
    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 2:30 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2019 Prompter, Arvinder Kaur Arvinder Kaur is our daily writing prompter for August 2019. You can learn more about her at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Find out about her translations of poetry into Punjabi and Hindi, her experience as an English professor, and read three of her poems. Thank you to Arvinder, who is prompting for NaHaiWriMo for the first time.
    Posted Aug 27, 2019, 4:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our July 2019 Prompter, Kirsten Cliff Elliot For July of 2019, NaHaiWriMo has a first-time daily writing prompter. Kirsten Cliff Elliot is from New Zealand, and has been writing haiku for a dozen years. Read her interview on the “Meet the Prompters” page to learn what first launched her into haiku, about her blog and poetry book, and what else she does when she’s not writing haiku. Thank you, Kirsten!
    Posted Jul 4, 2019, 1:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 3,000 Daily Writing Prompts If we’ve done the math correctly, today, April 19, 2019, marks the 3,000th daily writing prompt in NaHaiWriMo’s history. We began the prompts on the Facebook page on February 1, 2011, the day NaHaiWriMo started. A deep bow of thanks to all the volunteers who have supplied prompts over all these years. Congratulations to "twilight" for being the 3,000th prompt today, and happy 3,000th prompt, everyone!
    Posted Aug 27, 2019, 4:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet the NaHaiWriMo en français Daily Writing Prompter, Vincent Hoarau Newly posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page is an interview in French and English with Vincent Hoarau, who has served as the daily writing prompter for NaHaiWriMo en français on Facebook for February 2018 and 2019. Read how he fell in love with haiku, and see three sample poems. Merci, Vincent!
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 11:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • More than 3,000 Likes on Facebook Congratulations to Karen Schauber, of Vancouver, British Columbia, who became NaHaiWriMo’s 3,000th Facebook like sometime on 4 February 2019. At the end of 1 February 2019, NaHaiWriMo had 2,980 likes, which represents an increase of 189 over our 2,791 likes on the same date in 2018 (an increase of 6.78 percent). And the likes continue! Where do most NaHaiWriMo likes come from? As of 4 February 2019, we had 3,011 likes (and rising) from around the world. Here’s the breakdown of the top twenty-five countries with the number of people who like NaHaiWriMo: United States of America: 1,579 India: 194 Canada: 194 United Kingdom: 186 France: 101 Australia: 101 Bulgaria: 38 ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 9:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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