In October of 2010 I created National Haiku Writing Month, or NaHaiWriMo, named after November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The idea is to write at least one haiku a day during the month of February. Why February? It’s the shortest month of the year for the shortest genre of poetry! I have a NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook and also a NaHaiWriMo website. The Facebook site has since become a thriving community of more than 1,500 enthusiastic haiku writers around the world, and it has continued unabated through every month of the year, led by a guest prompter who provides a daily writing prompt. So why not give NaHaiWriMo a try? And in case you’re wondering about the splendiferious “No-5-7-5” sign, check out the website to find why I have this as the logo—look for the essay that explains the logo.
See also the free online PDF book collecting haiku and senryu from NaHaiWriMo, With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo, and a brief review from Frogpond.