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. Find us on Facebook, and click the following links to find out more—including why haiku in English doesnt have to be 5-7-5.

·         Background

·         Participation

·         Comments

·         NaHaiWriMocha (blog)

·         Daily Prompts

·         Meet the Prompters

·         Why “No 5-7-5”?

·         Haiku Organizations

·         2011 Report

·         Twitter and Facebook Feeds

·         Spiffy Endorsements

·         The Simpsons Do NaHaiWriMo

·         Occasionally Asked Questions

·         NaHaiWriMo in Conversation

·         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

·         The Discipline of 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 Pinterest     +

·         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 2016 Prompter, Anne Burgevin Our NaHaiWriMo daily writing prompter for November 2016 is Anne Burgevin. Just posted to the Meet the Prompters page is her interview, in which she talks about her surprise return to haiku, the handmade books she puts together for her NaHaiWriMo poems each year, and various commitments and interests such as homeschooling her children, gardening, sustainability, and etegami art. Three examples of her haiku included too!
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 2:50 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our October 2016 Prompter, Judith Gorgone For the month of October 2016, our daily writing prompter is Judith Gorgone. Shes providing autumn prompts, and trusts that those in the southern hemisphere can still be inspired. I invite you to read Judith’s “Meet the Prompter” interview to learn about her discovery of haiku, her extensive graphic design experience (including haiku T-shirts), and how NaHaiWriMo is an online home for her. You can also see three sample haiku, one of which is also presented as a haiga. Gratitude to you, Judith!
    Posted Oct 8, 2016, 12:16 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our September 2016 Prompter, Helen McCarthy Is it September already? Then it’s time to meet NaHaiWriMo’s September 2016 daily writing prompter, Helen McCarthy. She writes haiku every morning, as an extension of her interest in Japanese culture (especially manga and anime, of which she’s a worldwide authority—which she humbly doesn’t even mention in her interview responses, but check out her Wikipedia page to learn the details). Read more about Helen, including three sample poems, at her “Meet the Prompter” interview. Thank you, Helen!
    Posted Sep 5, 2016, 8:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Meet Our August 2016 Prompter, Gillena Cox Have you met Gillena Cox yet? She’s our August 2016 daily writing prompter here at NaHaiWriMo. Her “Meet the Prompter” interview has just been posted to the NaHaiWriMo website, where you can learn about her path to haiku and read three sample poems. Gillena has “come to realize that haiku has an attitude of ordinariness.” Find out why.
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 10:23 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo in Conversation In March of 2012, shortly after that year’s NaHaiWriMo frenzy in February, Colin Stewart Jones conducted a sort of group interview with NaHaiWriMo participants, inviting answers to five discussion questions. He then published the resulting conversation in Notes from the Gean 3:4, March 2012. Colin is no longer publishing his journal, but his interview now appears here, serving as a wide-ranging historical record of National Haiku Writing Month in 2012. Please read “NaHaiWriMo in Conversation.”
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 11:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pass-the-Baton Writing Prompts for July 2016 Instead of having one daily writing prompter for the entire month of July 2016, we’ll be having thirty-one different prompters on the Facebook page, one for each day of the month. Each prompter will post his or her prompt and also announce who the next prompter will be (which they will prearrange). So it will be fun to see not only the prompts but who all the prompters are. Join in!
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Daily Prompts Updated This website has a page listing all the daily writing prompts by each prompter from the beginning of NaHaiWriMo in February of 2011. Take a look at Daily Prompts. This page has just been updated with prompts from many months that had been missing from March 2014 to April 2016—more than two years of inspiration. Thanks once again to all the prompters for providing their daily prodding for our haiku production.
    Posted May 9, 2016, 9:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
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