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Nominate a Favorite Poem for a 2021 Touchstone Award

It’s time to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku published during 2021. Please send us two of your favorites, one of which may be your own. Nominated haiku must have been published for the first time in 2021, and may have appeared in a book, print or online journal, or the results of a haiku contest. The Touchstones are awards, not contests, so only work published in these ways are eligible.

In addition to your nominations, we will, as in previous years, solicit additional nominations from journal and book editors from work they have done during the award year. We invite you to participate using our online form.

Nominations will be accepted until December 31, but why wait? Please provide complete citations: journal name plus volume and issue number, or complete citation of the contest with link to results if possible (and please, no acronyms!).

Current and past award recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive. Check it out to see what previous Touchstone Award-winning poems have looked like. And you can find more information on eligibility and how to submit nominations in the Touchstone Poems Awards information page.

We look forward to your nominations soon!

Bruce H. Feingold,
Coordinator, Touchstone Awards

Robin Anna Smith (GRIX)
Associate Coordinator, Touchstone Awards

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