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

·         Handmade NaHaiWriMo Books

·         2011 Report

·         Twitter/Facebook Feeds

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

·         NaHaiWriMo in Conversation

·         Jumble Box Anthology (2017 print anthology)

·         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 November 2020 Prompter, Lori A Minor Lori A Minor has been tossing haiku bombs for a few years now, and I’m pleased that she is serving as NaHaiWriMo’s daily writing prompter for the month of November 2020. On the “Meet the Prompters” page, you can now read my interview with Lori A Minor. She’s a Twilight Zone fan, and that’s just a tiny tease of what you can learn in her interview. She has a theatre background, recently moved to North Carolina, and also provides three of her haiku for you to enjoy.
    Posted Nov 15, 2020, 11:58 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2020 Prompter, Joshua Gage You’ve seen his poetry all over various haiku journals in print and online. You’ve seen him leap tilted paving stones with a single bound. He’s Joshua Gage. And he’s our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for October 2020. You can learn more about Joshua Gage at his interview now available through the “Meet the Prompters” page. Find out how he came to haiku, learn about his publications, and read three sample poems. Thank you, Joshua!
    Posted Oct 11, 2020, 11:18 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Gender, Age, and Location Statistics on Facebook Here’s a statistic that may be interesting to some, as of today, 21 September 2020. Since NaHaiWriMo began in February of 2010 (yes, we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary this year), we’ve had 113 months of individual prompters, and three months of having a different prompter for each day of the month (pass-the-baton months). Not counting the pass-the-baton months, of those 113 other months, just 39 of those months have been prompted by males, or 34.5 percent. Many prompters have done the task more than once, so if we take out those duplications, only 19 of the 69 different individual prompters we’ve had have been male, or 27.5 percent. These percentages ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2020, 11:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2020 Prompter, Carole MacRury Carole MacRury has provided daily writing prompts for NaHaiWriMo for the month of August 2020. This is the second time she’s prompted for us—the first time was in April of 2013. Read her interview on the “Meet the Prompters” page to learn about the unique place where she lives (an island that isn’t an island), and to read three sample haiku.
    Posted Aug 14, 2020, 6:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 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
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