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 January 2020 Prompter, Kathabela Wilson It’s time for another Meet the Prompters interview! We’re pleased to present responses from our January 2020 NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter, Kathabela Wilson. This is the third time she’s prompted for us (first time was in July of 2012). Read about her early poetic influences, a childhood poem about the moon and stars and sun, and her business of handmade jewelry. You can also enjoy three sample poems and learn how NaHaiWriMo, for Kathabela, is “a lifeline of creativity and community.” Thank you, Kathabela!
    Posted Jan 9, 2020, 11:34 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo on BookRiot Thanks to BookRiot contributor Anna Gooding-Call for mentioning NaHaiWriMo, in a piece about variations of National Novel Writing Month posted on 8 November 2019. Check it out!
    Posted Nov 25, 2019, 5:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our November 2019 Prompter, Sheila Windsor Our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for the month of November 2019 is Sheila Windsor, who lives in Bexhill-on-Sea along the south coast of England. Check out her “Meet the Prompter” interview, newly posted. There you can read four of her favourite haiku, and learn how noticing one single poem more than twenty years ago got her started on the haiku path. Thank you, Sheila!
    Posted Nov 7, 2019, 6:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2019 Prompter, Tia Haynes Our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for the month of October 2019 is Tia Haynes, who lives in Lakewood, Ohio. Check out her “Meet the Prompter” interview, just posted—read three of her favourite haiku, learn about her first haiku book, and see how her discovery of haiku gave her a “new creative life.” Thank you for your prompts this month, Tia!
    Posted Oct 6, 2019, 12:12 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2019 Prompter, Nicholas Klacsanzky How about meeting our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for September 2019? It’s Nicholas Klacsanzky. Read his “Meet the Prompter” interview, now available. Learn how his haiku-poet father, George Klacsanzky, influenced his writing (and the publication of their book, Zen and Son), and how Nicholas has spent his time in the Seattle area and in the Ukraine. Read three of his haiku too! Thank you, Nicholas.
    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 2:30 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2019 Prompter, Arvinder Kaur Arvinder Kaur is our daily writing prompter for August 2019. You can learn more about her at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Find out about her translations of poetry into Punjabi and Hindi, her experience as an English professor, and read three of her poems. Thank you to Arvinder, who is prompting for NaHaiWriMo for the first time.
    Posted Aug 27, 2019, 4:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our July 2019 Prompter, Kirsten Cliff Elliot For July of 2019, NaHaiWriMo has a first-time daily writing prompter. Kirsten Cliff Elliot is from New Zealand, and has been writing haiku for a dozen years. Read her interview on the “Meet the Prompters” page to learn what first launched her into haiku, about her blog and poetry book, and what else she does when she’s not writing haiku. Thank you, Kirsten!
    Posted Jul 4, 2019, 1:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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