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 June 2020 Prompter, Nicole Pottier For June of 2020, NaHaiWriMo’s daily writing prompter is Nicole Pottier, who is prompting for us for the first time. She lives in Normandy, France and has been writing haiku since 2010, after connecting with Romanian haiku poets. Read more about Nicole at her “Meet the Prompter” interview, in both English and French (including three sample poems for each language).
    Posted Jun 9, 2020, 10:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our May 2020 Prompter, Patsy Turner It’s time again to meet our monthly prompter, this time Patsy Turner, for May 2020, who is prompting for NaHaiWriMo for the first time. Patsy spent a year as an exchange student in Japan but hails from New Zealand, where she works at a museum. Check out her “Meet the Prompter” interview, read three of her haiku, and learn how NaHaiWriMo helped to provide her solace and community after the Christchurch-area earthquakes—and continues to provide community even during our worldwide virus lock-down.
    Posted May 17, 2020, 7:22 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our April 2020 Prompter, Terri L. French Despite the coronavirus that has temporarily shuttered much of the world, NaHaiWriMo has soldiered on. For the month of April 2020, and in celebration of National Poetry Month, our daily writing prompter has been Terri L. French, and now it’s time to get to know her a little better. You can read more about her new mobile adventures, and see three selected poems, in her interview on the “Meet the Prompters” page.
    Posted Apr 12, 2020, 5:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our March 2020 Prompter, Barbara Strang Time to “Meet the Prompter” for March 2020. Prompting for NaHaiWriMo for the first time is Barbara Strang. Read her interview to see a picture of Barbara with Bashō, learn about her New Zealand haiku influences (and the Christchurch earthquake), and read three of her poems. Thank you, Barbara!
    Posted Mar 8, 2020, 8:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Takes a Village On this day of love, Valentine’s Day, I extend my gratitude and love to each of the following prompters for ten years of haiku inspiration. Over its ten-year history, NaHaiWriMo has had 103 different daily writing prompters. This includes people participating in three pass-the-baton months that had a different prompter every day. In addition, many of these volunteers have prompted for multiple months, such as Patty Hardin, who has provided prompts for NaHaiWriMo eight times. NaHaiWriMo would not be the thriving community it is were it not for these daily prompts that keep us inspired all year long—for ten years now.        Some highlights of this time include our progression through the alphabet from January 2014 ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2020, 5:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • If It’s February, It Must Be Time for NaHaiWriMo Read Michael Dylan Welch’s guest blog posting in celebration of NaHaiWriMo’s tenth anniversary, posted on 1 February 2020 to J. I. Kleinberg’s “The Poetry Department” blog. Please have a look! 
    Posted Feb 10, 2020, 10:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Celebrates Its Tenth Year NaHaiWriMo began as an idea in 2010 and was first held in February of 2011, so 2020 marks the tenth year of this annual celebration of haiku. The goal is to write at least one haiku a day during the month of February—the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. NaHaiWriMo is most active on Facebook, with pages for English, French, Bulgarian, and Spanish. As of 1 February 2020, the English page on Facebook has 3,152 likes, with people participating around the world on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, on their personal blogs and websites, and elsewhere, often with the #nahaiwrimo hashtag. If this is your first time trying NaHaiWriMo, all you have to do is pledge to write ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2020, 11:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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