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2023 Touchstone Awards: Just over a Week Remaining to Nominate Poems!

The year is nearly at its end, and we are close to wrapping up accepting nominations for the 2023 Touchstone Award for Individual Poems. If you haven’t yet, it is time to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku and senryu published in 2023. Don’t take too long though . . . remember the deadline is December 31st!

We invite individuals in the community to participate using this FORM (please do not post in the comments). Send us two (2) of your favorites, only one (1) of which can be your own work (or you can send two [2] that belong to other poets). Nominated poems must have been published in a paper, journal, contest, or book in 2023. Haiku and senryu that are self-published or appear on personal blogs are ineligible. 

Please submit your nominations no later than year’s end. Supply complete citations: journal name, volume, and number, or complete contest information (no acronyms). 

Previous award recipients are displayed in the Touchstone Archive.

You can find eligibility information and how to submit nominations on the Touchstone Award for Individual Poems home page. 


We look forward to seeing your nominations soon!


Robin Smith

Coordinator, Touchstone Award for Individual Poems



Please familiarize yourselves with the panelists as any poems nominated for these folks are ineligible and are removed from the list.

All duplicate nominations are culled, so having a poem of your own nominated more than once serves no purpose.

Refrain from sending in multiple nomination forms. All nominations are tracked by our database. Any nominations beyond those permitted will be deleted and only the first will be counted.

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