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 March 2015 Prompter, Paul David Mena It’s time to meet our March 2015 daily writing prompter here at NaHaiWriMo. It’s Paul David Mena, and you can learn more about him and see three sample poems on our Meet the Prompters page. Read about the haiku book that changed his life, and how NaHaiWriMo helped to lift Paul out of his haiku writer’s block. Thank you, Paul!
    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 10:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Favicon You know those little icons that appear next to website names in the tabs of open websites in your browser? Those icons are called favicons, and I’ve just added one for NaHaiWriMo, using the No 5-7-5 logo. Try to contain your excitement.
    Posted Feb 14, 2015, 11:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Handmade NaHaiWriMo Books Every year, Anne Burgevin‎ of State College, Pennsylvania collects the poems she writes for NaHaiWriMo into handmade books. I’ve just posted photos of three of her books featuring poems written in response to the February writing prompts in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Also included are Anne’s comments about each photo. See if this doesn’t provide new inspiration for National Haiku Writing Month!
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 2,000 Likes on Facebook It's a milestone! Today, 2 February 2015, NaHaiWriMo received its 2,000th like on Facebook! Congratulations to Kirill Giraudon, who hereby receives a free lifetime supply of all the vowels and consonants he needs for all of his future haiku and senryu. Thank you, Kirill, and thank you to everyone else who has recently joined us to write at least one haiku a day for National Haiku Writing Month.
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 8:09 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo’s Fifth Year Welcome to National Haiku Writing Month, which starts on February 1. This is NaHaiWriMo’s fifth year of inspiring haiku writing every day throughout the month of February—the shortest month of the year for the shortest genre of poetry. Please see the Participation page, read the “Why ‘No 5-7-5’” essay, and join us on the Facebook page, where daily writing prompts help to inspire you. See if you can write one haiku a day this month!
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 1:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our January 2015 Prompter, Chrissi Villa Our daily writing prompter for the month of January 2015 has been Chrissi Villa. I’ve just posted her “Meet the Prompter” interview. In this spotlight feature you can read three of her favourite haiku, and also learn about Chrissi’s latest book for children, her various blogs and websites, and how she sees NaHaiWriMo as “a warm community that I love to go back home to whenever I need a jumpstart, a refresher, or a place to share and give support.” Thank you, Chrissi.
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 11:18 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our December 2014 Prompter, Alison Williams I’m pleased to announce that the latest “Meet the Prompters” interview is now online, featuring our December NaHaiWriMo monthly prompter, Alison Williams. You can read how she got started with haiku, learn more about her other interests, and read three selected haiku. Find out why she thinks it’s important to have a “north star” while learning haiku. Thank you, Alison, for your thoughtful answers, and for being our December daily writing prompter on Facebook.
    Posted Dec 16, 2014, 1:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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