Learn about NaHaiWriMo here. You can also learn more about NaHaiWriMo on Facebook and more about haiku.
NaHaiWriMo is short for National Haiku Writing Month, which is held in February each year. The goal is to write at least one new haiku each day throughout February—the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. NaHaiWriMo was inspired by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), held in November each year, where the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in the month. The burning question is, of course, which one is harder?
How do I participate in NaHaiWriMo?
Anyone can participate—just write one haiku each day for your own satisfaction. If you want to share your haiku and participate in the online NaHaiWriMo community, visit the Facebook page. A new writing prompt is provided each day to help inspire you, but the real goal is to write at least one haiku each day, not to post poems, or even to write in response to the writing prompts. And while February is the official month for NaHaiWriMo each year, daily writing prompts are provided on the Facebook page every day throughout the year, helping to develop a warm online community of NaHaiWriMo participants—please join us! Another option is to tweet your haiku. The Twitter hashtag for NaHaiWriMo is, surprise surprise, #nahaiwrimo. You can view the current Twitter feed for this hashtag. For more information on how to get involved with NaHaiWriMo, please visit the Participation page.
Can I buy a NaHaiWriMo T-shirt?
Not yet, but I hope to make NaHaiWriMo merchandise available as soon as I can. In addition to T-shirts and other items with the “No 5-7-5” logo on them, it would be fun to have other items as well, such as coffee mugs, pens, and more. If you have an idea for an item you’d like with NaHaiWriMo branding, please share it!