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The 2013 THF Touchstone Awards

The Touchstone Awards reward excellence and innovation in the haiku genre. Over 500 poems published during 2013 were nominated for Touchstone Poem Awards, and over 70 books published during 2013 were nominated for Touchstone Book Awards. After several rounds of careful…

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Shortlist of Books: Touchstone Awards 2012

To all who submitted nominations for the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards, thank you. Thanks also to the extraordinary people serving on this year's panel. They are generous with their time and talent. 92 books were submitted; the quality of the work is…

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Shortlist of Poems: Touchstone Awards 2012

We had a terrific response to our call for submissions to the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. The Awards recognize excellence and innovation in English-language haiku and senryu published in juried public venues during each calendar year. To all who participated…

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Last call for your Touchstone poems

The end is near! I mean, the end of the year as reckoned by the Gregorian calendar, which we've decided to stick with for now. Think positive everyone, and while you're at it, don't forget--the window to submit your nominations for…

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Touchstone Awards 2012

Can you believe it's almost September? Time to get the Touchstone Awards up and running... Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems 2012 Please take a close look at the English-language haiku published during 2012, and send us your favorites. These are…

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Thanks to you

The Haiku Foundation's campaign to raise funds to create a Video Archive has been a tremendous success. We surpassed our goal of raising $6,000 a couple of days ago, and the donations are still coming in. Thank you! Your generosity is overwhelming. Now,…

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If only

Wouldn’t it be great if we had better records? If Thomas Wentworth Higginson had digital recording equipment, he might have augmented his recorded insights into Emily Dickinson: Interspersed with these confidences came phrases so emphasized as to seem the very…

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What if?

If you love haiku, you probably feel a special connection to a poet. That connection might begin when a single poem sends a thrill through you, a jolt of recognition. How does that happen and why? Through what art is…

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Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems: Last Call

Nominations for the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems are welcome until midnight December 31. You can find information about the Awards, including guidelines for eligibility and our online submission form, on THF's poem Awards page: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/touchstone-poem-awards/ yes, a fortunate few…

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