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

·         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

·         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.
  • Daily Prompts Updated This website has a page listing all the daily writing prompts by each prompter from the beginning of NaHaiWriMo in February of 2011. Take a look at Daily Prompts. This page has just been updated with prompts from many months that had been missing from March 2014 to April 2016—more than two years of inspiration. Thanks once again to all the prompters for providing their daily prodding for our haiku production.
    Posted May 9, 2016, 9:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our April 2016 Prompter, Robert Franson Every month it’s a privilege for NaHaiWriMo to have a new daily writing prompter. For April 2016 our prompter is Robert Franson. Now that he’s retired from teaching law at the University of British Columbia, Robert enjoys spending time with painting watercolors, visiting his family, and of course writing haiku. Read more about Robert and how he fell into haiku at his interview on the Meet the Prompters page—complete with three sample poems. Much thanks, Robert.
    Posted Apr 15, 2016, 9:08 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Handmade NaHaiWriMo Books Every year Anne Burgevin creates handmade books to showcase the poems she writes for National Haiku Writing Month. Take a look at photos of her books, including a new photo showing her two most recent books from 2015 and 2016, complete with sample poems. Thank you, Anne, for this inspiration.
    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 6:02 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our March 2016 Prompter, Michael Rehling Time to get to know a new daily writing prompter here at NaHaiWriMo-land. Our March 2016 prompter is Michael Rehling. He’s been writing haiku for ages, and helps many organizations and publications behind the scenes with their websites. But he doesn’t talk about that in his interview just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page. Instead, you can read about how he came to haiku, savor his advice for haiku writers everywhere, and enjoy three of his best haiku. Thank you, Michael!
    Posted Mar 7, 2016, 8:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • You Like NaHaiWriMo! We ended the month of February 2016 with 2,336 likes on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, an increase of 80 likes since the official National Haiku Writing Month began on February 1. Thank you to everyone for your engagement. Keep on writing!
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 4:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet the NaHaiWriMo en français Daily Writing Prompter, Hélène Duc Just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page is an interview in French and English with Hélène Duc, who is serving as the daily writing prompter for NaHaiWriMo en français for February 2016. Read about her wide-ranging literary passions, and see three sample haiku. Merci, Hélène!
    Posted Feb 11, 2016, 12:37 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet the NaHaiWriMo in Bulgarian Daily Writing Prompter, Tzetzka Ilieva Since 2014, Tzetzka Ilieva has been coordinating the NaHaiWriMo in Bulgarian (NaHaiWriMo във Фейсбук) page on Facebook. I’m pleased to share an interview with Tzetzka in both Bulgarian and English on the “Meet the Prompters” page. She answers five questions, describing how she came to haiku and how it sustains her, and provides a photo and three sample haiku. Thank you, Tzetzka, for your leadership in creating the Bulgarian page and in providing daily writing prompts each February.
    Posted Feb 7, 2016, 10:00 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
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