Read news items and milestones for NaHaiWriMo here. This is all the news you need, right? That and a good cup of mocha.
“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!
NaHaiWriMo Badges. There you can find three badges that you are free to download to your website. Link them up to this website or our hyperactive Facebook page and they’ll be good to go. Spread the word! And the word is . . . NaHaiWriMo!
Sometime on 1 February 2017, the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page received its 2,500th like. Welcome to everyone trying NaHaiWriMo for the first time. Whether you participate on Facebook or not (you can find February daily writing prompts and share your poems there), it’s great that you’re writing haiku every day this month. And hopefully you’ll continue in the months beyond!
’ve done it before. You can post your poems to our Facebook page, and look for daily writing prompts on our February prompts page (the poems you write don’t have to follow the prompts, though). Or tweet your haiku to #nahaiwrimo. Take the NaHaiWriMo challenge and start today (it’s okay to catch up if you start late). Write on!
Anne Burgevin. Just posted to the Meet the Prompters page is her interview, in which she talks about her surprise return to haiku, the handmade books she puts together for her NaHaiWriMo poems each year, and various commitments and interests such as homeschooling her children, gardening, sustainability, and etegami art. Three examples of her haiku included too!
’s providing autumn prompts, and trusts that those in the southern hemisphere can still be inspired. I invite you to read Judith’s “Meet the Prompter” interview to learn about her discovery of haiku, her extensive graphic design experience (including haiku T-shirts), and how NaHaiWriMo is an online home for her. You can also see three sample haiku, one of which is also presented as a haiga. Gratitude to you, Judith!
Helen McCarthy. She writes haiku every morning, as an extension of her interest in Japanese culture (especially manga and anime, of which she’s a worldwide authority—which she humbly doesn’t even mention in her interview responses, but check out her Wikipedia page to learn the details). Read more about Helen, including three sample poems, at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Thank you, Helen!
Gillena Cox yet? She’s our August 2016 daily writing prompter here at NaHaiWriMo. Her “Meet the Prompter” interview has just been posted to the NaHaiWriMo website, where you can learn about her path to haiku and read three sample poems. Gillena has “come to realize that haiku has an attitude of ordinariness.” Find out why.
In March of 2012, shortly after that year’s NaHaiWriMo frenzy in February, Colin Stewart Jones conducted a sort of group interview with NaHaiWriMo participants, inviting answers to five discussion questions. He then published the resulting conversation in Notes from the Gean 3:4, March 2012. Colin is no longer publishing his journal, but his interview now appears here, serving as a wide-ranging historical record of National Haiku Writing Month in 2012. Please read “NaHaiWriMo in Conversation.”
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