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.

·         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 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
  • 2,256 Likes! As the first day of NaHaiWriMo in 2016 draws to close around the world, we end the day with 2,256 likes on NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, a growth of 86 likes just this week, and 256 new likes since we reached the milestone of 2,000 likes on 2 February 2015. Welcome to everyone who's new to NaHaiWriMo! To help you with your haiku writing, take a look at “Becoming a Haiku Poet,” a short essay that covers common strategies that will help you improve your work.
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:19 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poets & Writers Mentions NaHaiWriMo NaHaiWriMo got a mention on the Poets & Writers blog on 26 January 2016, resulting in a large spike of hits to this website, and dozens of new likes on the NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook. Thanks, P&W!
    Posted Jan 30, 2016, 10:27 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet the NaHaiWriMo en français Daily Writing Prompter, Jessica Tremblay In honour of Jessica Tremblay, who served as the daily writing prompter for NaHaiWriMo en français on Facebook each February from 2011 through 2015, I’m pleased to post a “Meet the Prompter” interview with Jessica. This informative interview by the creator of Old Pond Comics appears in both French and English, and also includes six sample haiku comics for you to enjoy. Thank you enormously, Jessica!
    Posted Jan 30, 2016, 2:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our January 2016 Prompter, Peggy Hale Bilbro Did you know that Peggy Hale Bilbro writes haiku in Spanish as well as English? And that she’s also an accomplished photographer? These are just two details you’ll learn about Peggy, NaHaiWriMo’s January 2016 daily writing prompter, in her engaging interview that has just been posted on the “Meet the Prompters” page. You can also read a selection of her haiku and learn what NaHaiWriMo means to her. Haiku, she says, open awareness to “small miracles that lead the eye and the heart to the infinite.” Thank you, Peggy!
    Posted Jan 16, 2016, 8:52 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our December 2015 Prompter, Marion Clarke Read more about Marion Clarke’s path to haiku at her “Meet the Prompter” interview, just posted. Marion is our December 2015 daily writing prompter for NaHaiWriMo, tackling the difficult letter X—all prompt words for the month starting with or containing the letter X. Read three of Marion’s haiku, including one in French, and how it’s good to respond to a prompt on a subject you might not normally write about.
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 1:06 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our November 2015 Prompter, Michael Henry Lee Have you met our November 2015 NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter yet? It’s Michael Henry Lee, and you can now read his informative and sometimes surprising answers to our monthly interview questions, just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page. Read his responses to learn five tidbits that you wouldn’t expect to learn in an interview like this, and also read three of his haiku. As Michael reminds us, “NaHaiWriMo provides an accepting community of poets with challenging, motivational material that daily exercises their haiku minds.” Much thanks to you, Michael.
    Posted Nov 12, 2015, 4:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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