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It’s Getting Late — Nominate your book for a 2015 Touchstone Award!

Thanks to all those who have already sent in your haiku books published in 2015 for consideration for the 2015 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. If you haven’t already done so, you have two more weeks. Nominations must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2015, to be eligible.

Touchstone Awards are bestowed annually on published collections or works of scholarship that represent significant contributions to English-language haiku, as determined by a distinguished panel of poets, editors, and teachers. Current and past award-recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive.

Any English-language book or other book-length production that is of or about haiku (and related forms) published during 2015 is eligible for the award. You can find more information on eligibility and how to submit nominations here.

Good luck!

Bruce Feingold
Chair, Touchstone Awards

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  1. Sat Sri Akal,
    I have mailed two copies of my bilingual haiku and haibun book
    ”ਅਾਪਨੜੇ ਹਥਿ ਅਾਰਸੀ (reflections…)” to you. The Punjabi language haiku are by me and the English translation is by Dalvir Gill (Canada). It is published in 2015 in India.
    Thanks for spreading love and peace through HAIKU.

    All the best to us and to all of you there.

    Love and Regards
    Harleen Sona.

    ਅਾਪਨੜੇ ਹਥਿ ਅਾਰਸੀ =Aapanrrey Hath Aarsi

  2. I have mailed 2 copies of our haiku chapbook, “August” to enter your Distinguished Books Award.
    It is a collaboration by two friends, Connie Kingman and me. Do we receive a critique whether we win or not? I’m hoping so. It is our first haiku book together. I have written and illustrated another, “Moments In Time,” but it has a 2014 year publication date and would not be eligible.

    I read your blog everyday!

    1. Hi Pat:

      We’re delighted to know of your chapbook with Connie, and we’ll let you know when it arrives. When the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award panel has finalized it, we will publish its shortlist — those books that are finalists for this year’s Touchstones — on the blog. This usually takes place in March or early April. Good luck!

      And even thought it is not eligible for this year’s Touchstone, we would be delighted to have your 2014 publication in our hard copy library. Please send a copy to

      The Haiku Foundation
      PO Box 2461
      Winchester VA
      22604-1661 USA

      Thanks, and glad you’re enjoying the blog!

      Jim Kacian

    2. Have received your Touchstone nominee, Pat, but didn’t have an email address to notify you, so I’m doing it this way. Good luck!

      Jim Kacian

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