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

·         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

·         Open Directory Haiku Portal






  • NaHaiWriMocha is this site's decaffeinated blog for news, announcements, and other details about National Haiku Writing Month.
  • Meet Our October 2017 Prompter, Hazel Hall NaHaiWriMo wouldn’t have the dynamic and inviting Facebook page it has without its guest daily writing prompters. Thank you to Hazel Hall for serving as our prompter for October 2017. You can now learn more about Hazel at her “Meet the Prompter” interview, where you can also see a photo and read three sample haiku. She says “I don’t think I’d be a publishing haiku poet if it were not for NaHaiWriMo”—and I think the same is true for many others. Thank you, Hazel.
    Posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2017 Prompter, Grace Galton Time to meet our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for September 2017. It’s Grace Galton, who is prompting for us for the first time. Check out her interview, available through the Meet the Prompters page, learn why she moved so often, and read three representative haiku. Thank you, Grace!
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 2:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Jumble Box It’s here! Press Here has just published Jumble Box: Haiku and Senryu from National Haiku Writing Month, edited by Michael Dylan Welch. This collection of 324 poems features 100 poets from around the world who participated in NaHaiWriMo in 2017, complete with beautiful haiga illustrations (and cover art) by Ron C. Moss. Contributors are entitled to a half-price discount—see the contributor list for more information. Thanks to every contributor for helping to make this book a success.
    Posted Sep 3, 2017, 11:45 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2017 Prompter, Randall Herman I’m pleased to introduce you to Randall Herman, our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for August 2017. His interview is now live on the “Meet the Prompters” page. Randall says he writes haiku “to keep myself in touch with the tangible world and its wonders.” Read more, including three sample poems, in his succinct interview.
    Posted Aug 3, 2017, 1:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our June 2017 Prompter, Marietta McGregor Time to meet our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for June 2017. It’s Marietta McGregor, from Canberra, Australia. Read her informative interview, just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page, replete with details on her journey to haiku, including many influences, her science writing background (do you know what palynology is?), and three exemplary poems. Thank you, Marietta.
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 11:09 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our May 2017 Prompter, Andrea Piscitelli Narciso For May of 2017, our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter is Andrea Piscitelli Narciso. You can learn more about Andrea at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Find out how this native New Yorker first discovered haiku, and learn about her line of notecards, her reiki certification, and more. You can also read three of Andrea’s haiku, inspired by NaHaiWriMo prompts.
    Posted May 4, 2017, 9:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our March 2017 Prompter, Aubrie Cox Our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for March 2017 is Aubrie Cox. Learn more about Aubrie at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Read three of her favourite haiku and see what she’s been up to recently, besides daily prompting (hint: it involves the initials MFA). Thank you, Aubrie, for your challenging poetic inspiration this month!
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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