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National Haiku Writing Month starts in February 2015

Have you written a haiku yet today?


Write one haiku a day for the month of February! Why February? Because it’s the shortest month—for the world’s shortest genre of poetry. Join poets around the world who pledge to write at least one haiku a day for National Haiku Writing Month during the year’s shortest month. Or write haiku every day of every month, all year round, on the NaHaiWriMo site on Facebook, with daily writing prompts to inspire you. Click the following links to find out more.

·         Background

·         Participation

·         Comments

·         NaHaiWriMocha (news blog)

·         Daily Prompts

·         Meet the Prompters

·         Why “No 5-7-5”?

·         Haiku Organizations

·         2011 Report

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         Twitter and Facebook Feeds

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

·         With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo (free ebook)

·         Who’s in Charge Here?

Links off this site

·         NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook

·         NaHaiWriMo page on Twitter

·         Becoming a Haiku Poet  (start here to learn haiku essentials)

·         Getting Started with Haiku

·         Haiku Checklist

·         Additional Essays on Learning Haiku

·         Recommended Books on Haiku

·         Old Pond Comics on NaHaiWriMo

·         Micropoetry Page on NaHaiWriMo

·         NaHaiWriMo on Tumblr

·         NaHaiWriMo on DeviantArt

·         Open Directory Haiku Portal






  • NaHaiWriMocha is this site's decaffeinated blog for news, announcements, and other details about National Haiku Writing Month.
  • All February 2014 Prompts New to the Daily Prompts page is a list of all the February 2014 daily writing prompts, all starting with the letter B. We had great participation for this, the fourth annual National Haiku Writing Month, and it was my pleasure to once again provide the daily prompts. In January we started the alphabetical theme, with one letter of the alphabet for each month, and will continue that in most months ahead (prompters are free to break with that plan for an occasional month or two if they wish). Here’s to the next month—and year—of NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompts!
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 9:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our March 2014 Prompter, Laura Williams The next installment in our monthly “Meet the Prompters” feature is now online. Read more about Laura Williams, our daily writing prompter for March 2014. As she deftly reminds us, “Writing haiku, above all else, should bring a little joy to your life.” Laura answers five quick questions and provides three of her haiku for us to read, sharing some of the joy that haiku has brought to her life, and that she brings to haiku.
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 1:45 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Domain Name The nahaiwrimo.com domain name is now properly assigned to the NaHaiWriMo site (previously it just redirected to the Google Sites URL). Nice to finally have it hooked up properly. As far as I know, all links to prior URLs will still work correctly.
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 11:35 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 1,800 Likes for NaHaiWriMo Congrats to Sameer Khan from Calcutta who today, 22 February 2014, became our 1,800th like on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page. We’ve jumped from 1,700 likes since February 3, so we’ve been growing fast this month. Welcome to everyone!
    Posted Feb 22, 2014, 7:59 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Kat Creighton’s January Prompts I try to post all the prompts from the previous month after each month is over. It was particularly hard to do so for our January 2014 prompts. As most participants know, our prompter for January, Kat Creighton, passed away suddenly halfway through the month, to our shock and dismay. After a few days of confusion, Scott Abeles took over for Kat and posted prompts for the remainder of the month, using Kat’s poems and photo-haiga to inspire us. I’ve now posted all of the January prompts, including Kat’s photo-haiga. Please take a look, and pause once again to remember a fine poet whose memory, and poems, so many of us cherish. Rest in peace ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2014, 6:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Blogs About NaHaiWriMo Thanks to Gene Myers for blogging about National Haiku Writing Month at NorthJersey.com, in his haiku column for the Haiku Society of America, and on his own blog, The Rattle Bag. Blog announcements also appeared at the national Writers in the Schools site, The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library (Ohio), and the Boynton Blog, plus websites for poets Aubrie Cox and Amelia Cotter, along with many other personal websites. Thanks to all!
    Posted Feb 13, 2014, 11:02 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Watch Out! It’s a Trap! I’ve just posted “NaHaiWriMo: It's a Trap” by Kathabela Wilson, quoting a post she made to the NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook in 2012, and have also posted a baker’s dozen new quotations to the Comments page (at the bottom of the page, in both columns). Thanks to all for your enthusiasm for National Haiku Writing Month. Write on!
    Posted Feb 12, 2014, 8:27 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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