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 (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.
  • Meet Our November 2015 Prompter, Michael Henry Lee Have you met our November 2015 NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter yet? It’s Michael Henry Lee, and you can now read his informative and sometimes surprising answers to our monthly interview questions, just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page. Read his responses to learn five tidbits that you wouldn’t expect to learn in an interview like this, and also read three of his haiku. As Michael reminds us, “NaHaiWriMo provides an accepting community of poets with challenging, motivational material that daily exercises their haiku minds.” Much thanks to you, Michael.
    Posted Nov 12, 2015, 4:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2015 Prompter, Rachel Green Rachel Green, from Derbyshire, England, says she’s written one to three haiku or senryu every day for the last fifteen years, producing at least 10,000 haiku. She certainly follows her own advice for writing haiku, to practice every day. Read more about Rachel, our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for October 2015, in her interview, just posted to the “Meet the Prompters” page. Learn more about her books, read three selected haiku, and find out why you might want to have Rachel with you if you ever venture into a dark alley!
    Posted Oct 27, 2015, 9:23 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2015 Prompter, Tamara Cobbiani Find out more about Tamara Cobbiani, our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for September 2015. Her answers to five questions are now posted to our Meet the Prompters page. See how a U.S. Air Force stint in Baghdad got Tamara writing haiku, and how her Facebook friends encouraged her to keep writing even after all the tough times while deployed. As Tamara says, “Just write down what pops into your head. The more you write, the more you may see flowing out . . . amazing yourself at times.” Thank you to Tamara for providing our haiku inspiration this month.
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 2:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2015 Prompter, Vinay Ravindranath Have you met our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for this month, August 2015? It’s Vinay Ravindranath, from Bangalore, India, who also prompted for us back in July 2014. Read his “Meet the Prompter” interview from back then and learn more about his background in poetry and how writing has helped him “survive through some difficult phases of life.”
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 9:32 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our July 2015 Prompter, Shrikaanth K. Murthy We have been privileged for the month of July 2015 to have daily writing prompts from Shrikaanth K. Murthy, a native of India now resident in the United Kingdom. His prompts have all started with the letter S, and have kept us inspired! Read four sample poems and Shrikaanth’s newly posted “Meet the Prompter” interview (our longest yet). As Shrikaanth says, “Sometimes, the things that we love the most in our haiku are things that weaken or kill them. Be prepared to change and listen to suggestions.” Thank you, Shrikaanth!
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 11:18 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our June 2015 Prompter, Patty Hardin Have you met Patty Hardin, our daily writing prompter for June 2015? Patty was our NaHaiWriMo prompter back in May 2014, too. Read three sample poems and her “Meet the Prompter” interview from back then. As Patty says, “One of the main reasons that keeps me writing haiku is the way so much can be said in so few words.” Thank you, Patty!
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 11:35 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our May 2015 Prompter, Cindy Lutz It’s time to meet our May 2015 NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter. I’ve just posted interview answers from Cindy Lutz on the Meet the Prompters page, where you can learn about her ties to San Francisco and Chiyo-ni, her poetic influences, and how she finds haiku to be a photograph in words. Thank you, Cindy!
    Posted May 21, 2015, 11:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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