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. Click the following links to find out more.

·         Background

·         Participation

·         Comments

·         NaHaiWriMocha (blog)

·         Daily Prompts

·         Meet the Prompters

·         Why “No 5-7-5”?

·         Haiku Organizations

·         2011 Report

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         Twitter and Facebook Feeds

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

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

·         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

·         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 DeviantArt

·         Open Directory Haiku Portal






  • NaHaiWriMocha is this site's decaffeinated blog for news, announcements, and other details about National Haiku Writing Month.
  • Meet Our December 2014 Prompter, Alison Williams I’m pleased to announce that the latest “Meet the Prompters” interview is now online, featuring our December NaHaiWriMo monthly prompter, Alison Williams. You can read how she got started with haiku, learn more about her other interests, and read three selected haiku. Find out why she thinks it’s important to have a “north star” while learning haiku. Thank you, Alison, for your thoughtful answers, and for being our December daily writing prompter on Facebook.
    Posted Dec 16, 2014, 1:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our November 2014 Prompter, Gary Blankenship The newest interview in NaHaiWriMo’s “Meet the Prompters” series has just been added, featuring our November 2014 daily writing prompter, Gary Blankenship. In telling us about his background with poetry and his love for Eastern forms, he reminds us that “Writing haiku with others is perhaps the best way to learn.” You’re invited to learn more about Gary, read three of his poems, and see a photo of him, too.
    Posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2014 Prompter, Stella Pierides Despite a short delay, I’m pleased to announce that our latest interview in the “Meet the Prompters” series is now online, featuring NaHaiWriMo’s October 2014 daily writing prompter, Stella Pierides. As Stella says, haiku “draws on our shared world and so it is capable of delighting with sudden recognition and insight.” Please read more about Stella, plus three of her poems.
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 7:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 1,900 Likes for NaHaiWriMo As of today, 27 October 2014, NaHaiWriMo has now reached the milestone of having 1,900 likes on Facebook. Facebook keeps changing its interface, so I don’t know who the 1,900th person was the way I used to know before, but congratulations to that person anyway! Just so you know, we had reached 1,800 likes on 22 February 2014. Can a round number of 2,000 likes be far behind?
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 2:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2014 Prompter, Karla Decker I’m pleased to announce that our latest interview in the “Meet the Prompters” series is now online, featuring NaHaiWriMo’s September 2014 daily writing prompter, Karla Decker. As Karla says, “NaHaiWriMo gives participants community, a feeling of being a part of something.” Find out why this is so important to Karla, and also read some of her poems.
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 12:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2014 Prompter, Kris Kondo Our August 2014 “Meet the Prompter” interview is now online. Kris Kondo tells us her earliest influences in haiku poetry and what NaHaiWriMo means to her. She also tells us more about herself, provides essential advice for writing haiku, and shares three of her poems—and the intriguing stories behind them. Kris says that “NaHaiWriMo is a great place for haiku poets to hang out and enrich their lives and haiku—one of the best writer’s workshops available.”
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 12:01 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our July 2014 Prompter, Vinay Ravindranath The July 2014 “Meet the Prompter” interview is now online. Vinay Ravindranath reveals how he got started with haiku and what NaHaiWriMo means to him, tells us more about himself, provides good advice for writing haiku, and shares three of his best haiku. As Vinay says, “The advice I would give anyone new to writing haiku is to just write,” and adds that “The sometimes silent and sometimes vocal support of the haiku poets at NaHaiWriMo has helped in my growth as a haiku writer.”
    Posted Jul 25, 2014, 3:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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