The year is hurrying by, and as we approach autumn we are ready to accept your nominations for the 2021 Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. It’s time to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku published during 2021.
The Touchstones are an award, not a contest. It is our goal to recognize the best haiku published each calendar year. We wish to present to our panelists as broad and top-flight a selection of poems as possible.
As in past years, we will ask journal editors to nominate the best of what they’ve published this year.
We also invite individuals — you! — to participate. Please send two of your favorites, one of which may be your own, using the Touchstone Haiku Submissions Form. Nominated haiku must have been published in a paper or online journal, or recognized in a haiku contest in 2021. Self-published haiku and haiku from blogs are not eligible.
You can submit your nominations immediately, and through the end of the year. Please also supply complete citations: journal name, volume and number, or complete contest information (no acronyms, please!).
Previous award recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive.
You can find more information on eligibility and how to submit nominations on the Touchstone Poems Award Home Page.
We look forward to seeing your nominations soon!
Bruce H. Feingold
Coordinator, Touchstone Awards
Robin Anna Smith (GRIX)
Associate Coordinator, Touchstone Awards