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National Haiku Writing Month starts in February 2015

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 June 2014 Prompter, Angie Werren I’m pleased to let you know that our latest “Meet the Prompter” interview is now online. Angie Werren answers questions about how she got started with haiku and what NaHaiWriMo means to her, tells us more about herself, provides important advice for writing haiku, and shares three of her standout haiku. As Angie says, “I feel that everything I am learning about haiku has come from something I’ve seen or discussed with someone at NaHaiWriMo.” 
    Posted Jun 21, 2014, 10:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our May 2014 Prompter, Patty Hardin Our daily writing prompter on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page for the month of May 2014 has been Patty Hardin, the first prompter to do this task for a third time. Read more about Patty at her “Meet the Prompters” featured interview, including three sample poems and a photo of her from the 2013 Seabeck Haiku Getaway, which I’ve just added to this website.
    Posted May 14, 2014, 12:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our April 2014 Prompter, Andrew O. Dugas Andrew O. Dugas, also known as Haiku Andy, has been our daily writing prompter on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page for the month of April 2014. Read more about Andy at his “Meet the Prompters” featured interview, including three sample poems, newly added to this website.
    Posted Apr 26, 2014, 10:46 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • All February 2014 Prompts New to the Daily Prompts page is a list of all the February 2014 daily writing prompts, all starting with the letter B. We had great participation for this, the fourth annual National Haiku Writing Month, and it was my pleasure to once again provide the daily prompts. In January we started the alphabetical theme, with one letter of the alphabet for each month, and will continue that in most months ahead (prompters are free to break with that plan for an occasional month or two if they wish). Here’s to the next month—and year—of NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompts!
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 9:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our March 2014 Prompter, Laura Williams The next installment in our monthly “Meet the Prompters” feature is now online. Read more about Laura Williams, our daily writing prompter for March 2014. As she deftly reminds us, “Writing haiku, above all else, should bring a little joy to your life.” Laura answers five quick questions and provides three of her haiku for us to read, sharing some of the joy that haiku has brought to her life, and that she brings to haiku.
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 1:45 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Domain Name The nahaiwrimo.com domain name is now properly assigned to the NaHaiWriMo site (previously it just redirected to the Google Sites URL). Nice to finally have it hooked up properly. As far as I know, all links to prior URLs will still work correctly.
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 11:35 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 1,800 Likes for NaHaiWriMo Congrats to Sameer Khan from Calcutta who today, 22 February 2014, became our 1,800th like on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page. We’ve jumped from 1,700 likes since February 3, so we’ve been growing fast this month. Welcome to everyone!
    Posted Feb 22, 2014, 7:59 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
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