National Haiku Writing Month Starts Today!
February 1, 2016
This post comes courtesy of Michael Dylan Welch.
Have you written a haiku yet today? How about every day throughout the month of February? February is National Haiku Writing Month, also known as NaHaiWriMo — the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. The goal is to write at least one haiku each day for the entire month. It’s harder than it seems — are you up for it?
For more information, visit www.nahaiwrimo.com, where you can learn about the myths and realities of haiku (and why 5-7-5 syllables is a sort of urban myth for haiku in English). You can also get involved, along with 2,100+ others, at the NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook, where daily writing prompts inspire participants.
Whether you write in English or another language, please join us and write one haiku a day for February — National Haiku Writing Month.
[Ed. note: 2016 is a bonus year for NaHaiWriMo — there’s an extra day, so you can write 29 instead of 28 haiku!]