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Rewarding Excellence and Innovation in the Haiku Genre

The Haiku Foundation, as part of its mission to expand possibilities for English-language haiku, created the Touchstone Awards Series in 2010. The goal: to reward excellence and innovation in the haiku genre. The Awards recognize work published during every calendar year. The results are determined through a year-long nomination and selection process, and are released in April of the following year. Award-recipients are selected by independent panels comprised of authorities in the field.

Nominations for the 2020 Touchstone Awards are OPEN until the end of the year. Meanwhile, 2019 winners will be finalized by April 17, 2020, International Haiku Poetry Day, and will be announced on the Foundation’s website on the days that follow, one per day. For current and past award-recipients, please click the archive link.

Touchstone Distinguished Books Award

Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems

Touchstone Awards Archive

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