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

·         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

·         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 2018 Prompter, Roy Kindelberger NaHaiWriMo has another first-time prompter this month, for July 2018. Its Roy Kindelberger, who lives near Seattle in Washington State. Roy has been a kindergarten teacher for many years, and currently teaches grades four through six in an alternative school. Learn more about Roy Kindelberger, his middle-grade novel, and read three sample poems, all in his newly posted interview available through the “Meet the Prompters” page. Thank you, Roy!
    Posted Jul 8, 2018, 8:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our May 2018 Prompter, Deborah B. Shepherd Just added to the “Meet the Prompters” page is our interview with the NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for May 2018, Deborah B. Shepherd. This is Deborah’s first time as a prompter for us, and we’ve been grateful for her inspiring prompts. In her interview, learn about her stint in the army, her background as a newspaper columnist, and how she came back to haiku after a long absence. “I’m so glad to have found this group,” Deborah says, because “I need the discipline of writing every day.” Thank you, Deborah.
    Posted May 20, 2018, 5:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our April 2018 Prompter, Lynne Jambor NaHaiWriMo is grateful to Lynne Jambor for serving as a first-time daily writing prompter on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page for the month of April 2018, National Poetry Writing Month. You can now read about Lynne Jambor at her “Meet the Prompters” interview, including information about her extensive background in curling and sports management, and her advice not just to read haiku but to talk with other haiku poets as much as possible to help yourself learn the haiku art. Thank you, Lynne!
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 12:45 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Liking the Likes The number of likes for the NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook, at the end of 1 February 2018, stood at 2,791. This was an increase of 291, or 11.64 percent, from exactly 2,500 likes on 1 February 2017. Below is a rundown of previous statistics (I don’t have a record of milestones before the following). Of course, likes dont always translate into ongoing participation, but our participation seems to be growing steadily too, and surges every February. More importantly, regardless of growth, NaHaiWriMo is a supportive community for sharing and learning haiku. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see that our growth is slightly greater in the last year compared with the previous year, and definitely steady ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Kicks Off on February 1 For anyone new to NaHaiWriMo, perhaps checking it out for the first time, welcome. The idea is to write at least one haiku a day for the entire month of February—the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. Most of the action takes place on Facebook and on Twitter (#nahaiwrimo). The NaHaiWriMo Facebook page provides daily writing prompts (find them in the Notes tab), which you are free to follow or not. You are encouraged to post your haiku to the main NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook—and share them on your own timeline, on Twitter, and on your blog or website. And please feel free to encourage others to try National Haiku Writing Month too (hey, NaHaiWriMo is ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2017 Prompter, Hazel Hall NaHaiWriMo wouldn’t have the dynamic and inviting Facebook page it has without its guest daily writing prompters. Thank you to Hazel Hall for serving as our prompter for October 2017. You can now learn more about Hazel at her “Meet the Prompter” interview, where you can also see a photo and read three sample haiku. She says “I don’t think I’d be a publishing haiku poet if it were not for NaHaiWriMo”—and I think the same is true for many others. Thank you, Hazel.
    Posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2017 Prompter, Grace Galton Time to meet our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for September 2017. It’s Grace Galton, who is prompting for us for the first time. Check out her interview, available through the Meet the Prompters page, learn why she moved so often, and read three representative haiku. Thank you, Grace!
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 2:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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