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Read news items and milestones for NaHaiWriMo here. This is all the news you need, right? That and a good cup of mocha.

Meet Our October 2017 Prompter, Hazel Hall

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 12:06 PM ]

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.

Meet Our September 2017 Prompter, Grace Galton

posted Sep 5, 2017, 2:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

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!

Jumble Box

posted Sep 1, 2017, 1:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 11:45 AM ]

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.

Meet Our August 2017 Prompter, Randall Herman

posted Aug 3, 2017, 1:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

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.

Meet Our June 2017 Prompter, Marietta McGregor

posted Jun 8, 2017, 11:09 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 11:09 AM ]

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.

Meet Our May 2017 Prompter, Andrea Piscitelli Narciso

posted May 4, 2017, 4:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated May 4, 2017, 9:59 PM ]

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.

Meet Our March 2017 Prompter, Aubrie Cox

posted Mar 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 2:16 PM ]

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!

NaHaiWriMo Badges

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:17 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 2:15 PM ]

A new resource just added to this site is a page of 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!

2,500 Facebook Likes

posted Feb 5, 2017, 1:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

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!

Are You Doing NaHaiWriMo?

posted Feb 1, 2017, 8:08 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 8:14 PM ]

National Haiku Writing Month is now underway for the seventh straight year. Write at least one haiku per day for the entire month of February—the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. Is that easy or hard? Give it a try and find out. Or do it again if youve 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 dont have to follow the prompts, though). Or tweet your haiku to #nahaiwrimo. Take the NaHaiWriMo challenge and start today (its okay to catch up if you start late). Write on!

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