Meet the Prompters

Since NaHaiWriMo began in February 2011, we’ve had many guest prompters providing daily writing prompts on our Facebook page. The following list presents brief interviews with each of our prompters to help you get to know them better, starting with our January 2014 prompter. A deep bow of thanks to each of these volunteers for their creativity and reliability in providing daily haiku-writing inspiration. Click any name to see a photo and brief answers to five questions, including sample poems (months listed do not include months prior to the start of these Meet the Prompter interviews in 2014).

Listed Alphabetically by Last Name

NaHaiWriMo in English (see Facebook page)

Marina Bellini — November 2018

Peggy Hale Bilbro — January 2016, November 2017, December 2019, January 2022

Gary Blankenship — November 2014

Anne Burgevin — November 2016, January 2021

Jill Calahan — May 2022

Pris Campbell — August 2021

Marion Clarke — December 2015

Tamara Cobbiani — September 2015

Aubrie Cox — March 2017

Gillena Cox — August 2016, December 2021

Kat Creighton — January 2014

Karla Decker — September 2014, April 2017, August 2018

Susan Delphine Delaney — July 2011, April 2022

Andrew O. Dugas — April 2014

Kirsten Cliff Elliot — July 2019

Robert Franson — April 2016

Terri L. French — April 2020

Joshua Gage — October 2020

Grace Galton — September 2017

Judith Gorgone — October 2016, October 2022

Rachel Green — October 2015

Hazel Hall — October 2017

Patty Hardin — May 2014, June 2015, June 2016, July 2017, June 2018, May 2019, September 2020, July 2021, August 2022

Devin Harrison — April 2015, December 2016, April 2019

Tia Haynes — October 2019, July 2020

Randall Herman — August 2017, March 2019, April 2021, November 2022

Lynne Jambor — April 2018, June 2019, May 2021

Arvinder Kaur — August 2019

Roy Kindelberger — July 2018, November 2021

Nicholas Klacsanzky — September 2019

Deborah P Kolodji — June 2021

Kris Kondo — August 2014

Jessica Malone Latham — September 2018

Michael Henry Lee — November 2015, December 2017, December 2018

Cindy Lutz — May 2015

Carole MacRury — August 2020

Helen McCarthy — September 2016

Marietta McGregor — June 2017

Paul David Mena — March 2015, December 2020, September 2022

Mick Mezza — March 2022

Lori A Minor — November 2020

Shrikaanth K. Murthy — July 2015, May 2016

Andrea Piscitelli Narciso — May 2017

Linda Papanicolaou October 2021, June 2022

Stella Pierides — October 2014

Nicole Pottier — June 2020

Steve Ralph September 2021, July 2022

Vinay Ravindranath — July 2014, August 2015, January 2017

Michael Rehling — March 2016

Deborah B. Shepherd — May 2018

Barbara Strang — March 2020, March 2021

Corine Timmer — October 2018

Patsy Turner — May 2020

Chrissi Villa — January 2015

Michael Dylan Welch — February 2014–2022

Angie Werren — June 2014, March 2018

Alison Williams — December 2014

Laura Williams — March 2014

Margo Williams — January 2019

Kathabela Wilson — July 2012, June 2013, January 2020

Sheila Windsor — November 2019



NaHaiWriMo in Other Languages

NaHaiWriMo en français (see Facebook page)

(interviews in French and English)

Jessica Tremblay — February 2011–2015

Hélène Duc — February 2016–2017

Vincent Hoarau — February 2018–2021

Sébastien Revon — February 2022


NaHaiWriMo in Bulgarian (see Facebook page)

(interview in Bulgarian and English)

Tzetzka Ilieva — February 2014–present


NaHaiWriMo en español (see Facebook page)

(interview in Spanish and English)

Clara Sierra Escritora — February 2020–present

Listed By Year and Month

2022

January — Peggy Hale Bilbro

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Mick Mezza

April — Susan Delphine Delaney

May Jill Calahan

JuneLinda Papanicolaou

JulySteve Ralph

AugustPatty Hardin

SeptemberPaul David Mena

OctoberJudith Gorgone

NovemberRandall Herman

2021

January — Anne Burgevin

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Barbara Strang

April — Randall Herman

May — Lynne Jambor

June — Deborah P Kolodji

July — Patty Hardin

August — Pris Campbell

SeptemberSteve Ralph

OctoberLinda Papanicolaou

NovemberRoy Kindelberger

DecemberGillena Cox

2020

January — Kathabela Wilson

February — Michael Dylan WelchTENTH ANNIVERSARY!

March — Barbara Strang

April — Terri L. French

May — Patsy Turner

June — Nicole Pottier

July — Tia Haynes

August — Carole MacRury

September — Patty Hardin

October — Joshua Gage

November — Lori A Minor

December — Paul David Mena

2019

January — Margo Williams

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Randall Herman

April — Devin Harrison

May — Patty Hardin

June — Lynne Jambor

July — Kirsten Cliff Elliot

August — Arvinder Kaur

September — Nicholas Klacsanzky

October — Tia Haynes

November — Sheila Windsor

December — Peggy Hale Bilbro

2018

January — Vinay Ravindranath

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Angie Werren

April — Lynne Jambor

May — Deborah B. Shepherd

June — Patty Hardin

July — Roy Kindelberger

August — Karla Decker

September — Jessica Malone Latham

October — Corine Timmer

November — Marina Bellini

December — Michael Henry Lee

2017

January — Vinay Ravindranath

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Aubrie Cox

April — Karla Decker

May — Andrea Piscitelli Narciso

June — Marietta McGregor

July — Patty Hardin

August — Randall Herman

September — Grace Galton

October — Hazel Hall

November — Peggy Hale Bilbro

December — Michael Henry Lee

2016

January — Peggy Hale Bilbro

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Michael Rehling

April — Robert Franson

May — Shrikaanth K. Murthy

June — Patty Hardin

July — Pass-the-Baton Month (31 different prompters, one for each day)

August — Gillena Cox

September — Helen McCarthy

October — Judith Gorgone

November — Anne Burgevin

December — Devin Harrison

2015

January — Chrissi Villa

February — Michael Dylan WelchFIFTH ANNIVERSARY!

March — Paul David Mena

April — Devin Harrison

May — Cindy Lutz

June — Patty Hardin

July — Shrikaanth K. Murthy

August — Vinay Ravindranath

September — Tamara Cobbiani

October — Rachel Green

November — Michael Henry Lee

December — Marion Clarke

2014

January — Kat Creighton

February — Michael Dylan Welch

March — Laura Williams

April — Andrew O. Dugas

May — Patty Hardin

June — Angie Werren

July — Vinay Ravindranath

August — Kris Kondo

September — Karla Decker

October — Stella Pierides

November — Gary Blankenship

December — Alison Williams