With Cherries on Top: Free Online Haiku Book

Press Here is pleased to announce that With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo is now available for free download. This anthology, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, features 190 haiku and senryu by 79 worldwide contributors to the National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) page on Facebook.

Poems appear in themed groups, and were written in response to daily writing prompts provided by 31 different prompters through the month of August 2012. The book also features nearly a hundred photos of fireworks by the editor. 140 pages, ISBN 978-1-878798-34-3.

To view or download, please visit (where you can also read about this every-February event) and click the link for With Cherries on Top. Also available on the site are the introduction, a list of the book’s daily prompters (who helped with initial poem selections), a list of contributors, and comments from readers.

Enjoy . . . with cherries on top!

Michael Dylan Welch

“Haiku fireworks! A must see/read, spectacular book! Most pleased to be included in this book, and be part of the NaHaiWriMo community.” —Stella Pierides

“Exploding with flavour!” —Pamela Cooper

“I am extremely impressed. I think it might be the best laid out e-book I have encountered.” —Violette Rose-Jones

“The photographs are just perfect to go with the mood of each prompt. I love the book.” —Jayashree Maniyil

“Fantastic! This is really beautiful!” —Daphne Purpus

“Very cool! I’m blown away by this.” —Terry Ó Ku