Today’s question: The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Individual Poem Award and Touchstone Distinguished Books Award
The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems, and The Touchstone Distinguished Books Award, are the most prestigious awards in the field of haiku. They are awarded annually for outstanding accomplishment in their areas of interest. Each award has its own panel of distinguished poets, educators, publishers, historians, and theoreticians, who consider the year’s offerings and decide on a shortlist, and from this shortlist cull the best achievement in the genre for the previous year. The program was inaugurated in 2010. The Touchstone Awards is managed by Bruce Feingold. Each year’s results is archived on the website.