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The Haiku Society of America is pleased to host this ongoing column.

.Haiku: a place to share tools available to haiku writers and fellow haiku fans (like how to use Twitter, Facebook and Scribd for building community, self-publishing and marketing). The column will also feature interviews, blog spotlights and occasional multimedia presentations.

Gene Myers <poetgene@gmail.com>


2014 .haiku columns

.haiku column number 24 • 2-10-2014

by Gene Myers <poetgene@gmail.com>

Once again, it is National Haiku Writing Month

Once again, it is National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo). Haiku poet and founder of National Haiku Writing Month Michael Dylan Welch encourages people across the country and around the world to celebrate the little poems each February by writing a haiku a day.

If that’s too much, that's OK, says Welch.

“The main point is to do your best to write haiku daily, to get into the haiku habit of seeing and observing closely, and then recording your experiences in haiku," he says.

If you are looking for encouragement there’s a NaHaiWriMo Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo>.

Here you will find tips, daily writing prompts and feedback in the form of “likes” and “comments.”

"The Facebook site for NaHaiWriMo is a rallying place for many hundreds of participants (currently about 1,753), but many other people are doing NaHaiWriMo in various other ways, whether by posting daily haiku to their blogs, or just keeping them to themselves. The best place to start is to visit the NaHaiWriMo website at <https://sites.google.com/site/nahaiwrimo>," Welch says. "The site spells out how to participate, which is mostly to commit yourself to writing haiku daily—starting now for a month, even if the 'official' National Haiku Writing Month already started on Feb. 1."

You can also use the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo when tweeting. Sound fun? Tweet me <@myersgene>!


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