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 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
  • Meet Our April 2015 Prompter, Devin Harrison What better month that National Poetry Writing Month (besides February) to write haiku all month? We’ve been enjoying daily writing prompts in April 2015 from Devin Harrison, from Duncan, British Columbia. Learn more about Devin on our Meet the Prompters page, including how he got started with haiku, and how he feels that NaHaiWriMo is like “a musician practising scales and arpeggios in order to increase his skills.” Thank you, Devin!
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 12:03 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 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
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