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.
Deadlines for the latest awards are announced on our blog. See Touchstone Awards.
For current and past award-recipients, please click Touchstone Awards Archive.
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Bruce H. Feingold: Chairperson of the Touchstone Awards Committee, and Coordinator, Touchstone Distinguished Books Award
Robin Smith: Coordinator, Touchstone Award for Individual Poems
Kristen Lindquist: Coordinator, Touchstone Award for Individual Haibun
Roman Lyakhovetsky: Data Manager, Touchstone Award for Individual Poems