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History | Reasons you should join | Tips


What is NaHaiwriMo?

National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) is an event created by Michael Dylan Welch in February 2011.

To celebrate National Haiku Writing Month, he invited poets from around the world to participate in a writing challenge and write one haiku a day for a month.

He chose February, because it's the shortest month and haiku is a short poem.

Some poets enjoyed writing haiku so much that they decided to continue to write one haiku a day every day... all year long... not just in February.

The objective

The goal is to write one haiku a day for a month. Every day, hundreds of poets post a haiku inspired by the daily prompt posted on the website.


How can I join?

nahaiwrimo logo by Michael Dylan WelchFirst you'll need to sign up for a Facebook account, then go to the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, "Like" the site and you'll be ready to post poems.


Think NaHaiWriMo is not for you?

Yes, we're all busy, but I'm sure you can find a few minutes a day to write a haiku today. Give it a try! Check out these 5 reasons you should join NaHaiWriMo.


No 5-7-5 logo, Copyright Michael Dylan Welch.






5 reasons you should join NaHaiWriMo (and write one haiku a day)comic

1. It's a good discipline: you need to write one haiku a day, no matter what. No excuses.

2. It's a good exercise: writing a haiku using the daily prompt forces you to write on subjects that you wouldn't normally considered "haiku material" (e.g. nachos)

3. Receive immediate feedback: you will know instantly if your haiku is "hit" as people will show their appreciation by clicking the Like button or leave comments.

3. Discover new haiku poets: hundreds of poets from all around the world are participating in NaHaiWriMo.

4. Make friends: like what someone is writing? Send them a friend request and get to know them.

5. Try something new: tired of haiku? Try photo-haiga, sumi-e, video-haiku, haiku-comic. Write a concrete haiku, a monoku.



NaHaiWriMo is a lot of fun! Invite your friends!





Here are a few tips for NaHaiWriMo participants.



Tips: How to prepare for NaHaiWriMo


Tell your spouse and kids:

Tell your spouse and kids you will be participating in National Haiku Writing Month.



Pack up some snacks:


Write one haiku a day (no excuses!):



Let other people judge the quality of your work (post your haiku no matter what)

Write a haiku a day in February to celebrate National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo).


Save a copy of your haiku (they will disappear quickly on the Facebook feed).

Make a copy of your NaHaiWriMo haiku for safekeeping.



Save your energy:



Reward yourself on a daily basis:



Reward yourself at the end of the month.



Join NaHaiWriMo now!

Did you write a haiku today? Write one haiku a day during National Haiku Writing Month.





Thank you

to Michael Dylan Welch for creating the NaHaiWriMo challenge.






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