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
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·         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

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·         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 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 Apr 19, 2019, 10:31 AM 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
  • NaHaiWriMo's Ninth Year To everyone who’s new to NaHaiWriMo, welcome! Take up the challenge and pledge to write at least one haiku a day for each day of February. The NaHaiWriMo Facebook page offers a place to share your poems, and also provides prompts every day (look for them in the Notes area). You can also post to Twitter using the #nahaiwrimo hashtag. Or share your poems on your website or blog. Whether you share your haiku with others or not, it’s great to just write every day. For more info about haiku (and no, you don’t have to count syllables), please visit “Why ‘No 5-7-5’” or check out the Further Reading page on the Graceguts.com ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our January 2019 Prompter, Margo Williams We’re fortunate to have Margo Williams providing daily writing prompts for NaHaiWriMo for the month of January 2019. You can now learn more about Margo at her “Meet the Prompter” interview, just added to the NaHaiWriMo website. Read three of her haiku, and learn more about her family and especially the haiku inspiration she continues to receive from her father, Johnny Baranski. Thank you, Margo!
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 9:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest Winners National Haiku Writing Month is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest, judged by Paul Miller. First prize goes to Tia Haynes, second prize to Mel Goldberg, and third prize to Vandana Parashar. Honorable mentions go to Olivier Schopfer, Jessica Malone Latham, Florin C. Florian, and kjmunro. Please read the winning poems and all of Paul Miller’s commentary at “Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest Winners.” Congratulations to each of the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered in memory of Johnny Baranski.
    Posted Nov 22, 2018, 5:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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